Thomas H. Hughes

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Thomas Hurst Hughes (January 10, 1769 – November 10, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey; born in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, January 10, 1769; attended the public schools; moved to Cape May City in 1800 and engaged in the mercantile business; in 1816 he built Congress Hall, a hotel which he conducted for many summer seasons; sheriff of Cape May County 1801–1804; member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1805 to 1807, 1809, 1812, and 1813, and a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now the New Jersey Senate) from 1819 to 1823 and in 1824 and 1825; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed the hotel business; died in Cold Spring, N.J., November 10, 1839; interment in Cold Spring Presbyterian Church.[1]



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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ebenezer Tucker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Ferdinand S. Schenck