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Hugh James SAXTON

(1943- )

SAXTON, Hugh James, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pa., January 22, 1943; graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School, Factoryville, Pa., 1961; B.A., East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg, Pa., 1965; graduate work, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1968; teacher; member of the New Jersey state general assembly, 1976-1981; member of the New Jersey state senate, 1982-1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Edwin B. Forsythe, reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (November 6, 1984-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008.

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

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