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John Anderson SCUDDER

(1759-1836)

SCUDDER, John Anderson, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Freehold, Monmouth County, N.J., March 22, 1759; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1775; studied medicine and commenced practice in Monmouth County, N.J.; during the Revolutionary War served as surgeon’s mate in the First Regiment of Monmouth County, in 1777; secretary of the New Jersey Medical Society in 1788 and 1789; member of the State general assembly 1801-1807; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Cox and served from October 31, 1810, to March 3, 1811; was not a candidate for renomination to the Twelfth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine; moved to Kentucky after 1810 and to Daviess County, Ind., in 1819; died in Washington, Daviess County, Ind., November 6, 1836; interment in the Old City Cemetery.

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

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