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Jacob Reynier WORTENDYKE

(1818-1868)

WORTENDYKE, Jacob Reynier, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Chestnut Ridge, near Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., November 27, 1818; completed preparatory studies under a private tutor; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., 1839; taught school for ten years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; trustee of Rutgers College 1862-1868; president of the water board, Jersey City, 1860-1868; president of the Riparian Commission of New Jersey 1865-1868; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; died in Jersey City, N.J., November 7, 1868; interment in the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Park Ridge, Bergen County, N.J.

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

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