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John Patterson Bryan MAXWELL

(1804-1845)

MAXWELL, John Patterson Bryan, (son of George Clifford Maxwell and uncle of George Maxwell Robeson), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., September 3, 1804; was graduated from Princeton College in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Newark, N.J.; moved to Belvidere, Warren County, N.J.; for a while was editor of the Belvidere Apollo; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-sixth Congress, but the House declined to seat him; elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); trustee of Princeton College 1842-1845; died in Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., November 14, 1845; interment in Belvidere Cemetery.

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

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