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John Hart

Continental congressman

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