John Wurts Edit Profile
He graduated from Princeton College in 1813, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Philadelphia.
Wurts was elected to the Nineteenth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination. He went abroad for his health in 1859 and died in Rome, Italy, in 1861.
Interment in the family cemetery at Pleasant Mills, New Jersey, near Batsto, New Jersey.
Jacksonian Democracy, Democratic Party.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1817 and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1820. He was United States district attorney from 1827 to 1831 and a member of the city council of Philadelphia.