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Isaac Williamson SCUDDER

(1816-1881)

SCUDDER, Isaac Williamson, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), N.J., in 1816; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, N.J.; moved to Jersey City; prosecutor of the pleas of Hudson County 1845-1855; appointed as a member of the first police commission of Jersey City, in 1866; elected director and counsel of the New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Co. May 14, 1866, and director of the United New Jersey Railroad & Canal Co. May 21, 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for reelection in 1874; appointed solicitor of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. for Hudson County, N.J., June 23, 1875; died in Jersey City September 10, 1881; interment in St. John’s Churchyard, Elizabeth, Union County, N.J.

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

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