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Jacob HUFTY

(Â1814)

HUFTY, Jacob, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New Jersey, birth date unknown; was a blacksmith by trade; served as a private in the State militia; freeholder for Salem Township, 1792; elected overseer of the poor and collector of Salem Township, 1793; county justice of Salem County, N.J., 1797, county judge in 1798, and county justice and judge, 1804; served as sheriff 1801-1804; freeholder of Salem Township 1800-1804; a director of the board of chosen freeholders, 1801; member of the State council, 1804, 1806, and 1807; county collector, 1805-1808; judge of Orphans Court, 1805-1808; surrogate in 1808; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1809-May 20, 1814); died on May 20, 1814, in Salem, N.J.; interment in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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