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John LINN

(1763-1821)

LINN, John, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Johnsonburg, Hardwick Township, Warren County, N.J., December 3, 1763; moved with his father to Sussex County, N.J.; attended the common schools; entered the Revolutionary Army as a private in the First Regiment, Captain Mannings’s company; promoted to sergeant; member of the State general assembly 1801-1804; judge of the court of common pleas 1805-1821; sheriff of Sussex County in 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 5, 1821; interment in North Hardyston Cemetery, near Franklin Furnace, Sussex County, N.J.

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

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