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HUYLER, John, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City April 9, 1808; attended the common schools at Tenafly, N.J.; apprenticed as a mason and later engaged in contracting and building in New York City until 1846; moved to New Jersey and engaged in agricultural pursuits at Pollifly, Lodi Township; settled in the village of Hackensack, N.J., about 1855; engaged in the mercantile and lumber business; president of the board of freeholders of Bergen County; member of the State house of assembly 1849-1851, and served as speaker in 1851; judge of the court of appeals 1854-1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate as a Lecompton Democrat for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the lumber business; assassinated in Hackensack, N.J., January 9, 1870; interment in New York Cemetery at Hackensack.

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

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