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Silas CONDIT

(1778-1861)

CONDIT, Silas, (son of John Condit), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Orange, N.J., August 18, 1778; was graduated from Princeton College, New Jersey, in 1795; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Orange; moved to Newark, N.J.; clerk of Essex County 1804-1811; sheriff of Essex County 1813-1816; member of the State general assembly in 1812, 1813, and 1816; served in the State council 1819-1822; president of the Newark Banking Co. 1820-1842; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); engaged in banking; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844; died in Newark, N.J., November 29, 1861; interment in the cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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