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John Hart

John Hart, American Continental congressman. member 20th New Jersey Assembly, 1761, 21st Assembly, 1771; member 1st Provincial Congress of New Jersey, 1774; member Committee of Correspondence; member 1st Assembly under new New Jersey Constitution, chosen speaker, 1776.

Background

  • Hart, John was born in 1711 in Stonington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Edward and Martha Hart.

  • Career

    • Delegate Continental Congress, 1776, vice president, 1776.

    Membership

    Member 20th New Jersey Assembly, 1761, 21st Assembly, 1771. Member 1st Provincial Congress of New Jersey, 1774. Member Committee of Correspondence.

    Member 1st Assembly under new New Jersey Constitution, chosen speaker, 1776.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Scudder, 1740.
    • father: Edward Hart
    • mother: Martha Hart
    • spouse: Deborah Scudder
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    Died May 11, 1779
    (aged 68)
    Nationality