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Hedge THOMPSON

(1780-1828)

THOMPSON, Hedge, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Salem, N.J., January 28, 1780; pursued an academic course; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1802 and practiced his profession in Salem; member of the General Assembly of New Jersey in 1805; served in the State council in 1819; appointed associate judge of Salem County, N.J., in 1815 and again in 1824; served as collector for Salem County from 1826 to 1828; elected to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4, 1827, until his death in Salem, N.J., on July 23, 1828; interment in St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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