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Joshua S. SALMON

(1846-1902)

SALMON, Joshua S., a Representative from New Jersey; born at Mount Olive, Morris County, N.J., February 2, 1846; at an early age moved with his parents to the village of Bartley; attended the district school; taught school for two years; completed an academic course at the Charlotteville (N.Y.) Seminary and at Schooley’s Mountain Seminary, New Jersey, where he afterward became an instructor; was graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) Law School in 1873; was admitted to the New York bar in 1873, to the New Jersey bar in 1875, and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; moved to Boonton, Morris County, and practiced there and in Morristown; held several county offices; member of the State house of assembly in 1877 and 1878; prosecuting attorney of Morris County 1893-1898; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his death in Boonton, N.J., May 6, 1902; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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