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Joseph McILVAINE

(1769-1826)
Senate Years of Service:
1823-1825; 1825-1826
Party:
Adams-Clay Republican; Adams

McILVAINE, Joseph, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Bristol, Bucks County, Pa., October 2, 1769; pursued an academic course; studied law; admitted to the bar of the supreme court of New Jersey in 1790 and commenced practice in Burlington, N.J., in 1791; clerk of Burlington County 1796-1800; clerk of the county court 1800-1823; United States attorney for New Jersey 1801-1820; appointed judge of the superior court of New Jersey in 1818, but declined; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel L. Southard and served from November 12, 1823, until his death in Burlington, N.J., August 19, 1826; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

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