United States Congressman from New Jersey
Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court
(1807-78) Born in Lamington, Somerset County, N.J., he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1836, and commenced practice in New Brunswick. He was the prosecuting attorney of Middlesex County, and served as mayor of New Brunswick, in 1846-47. He was a U.S. Congressman, from 1847-51, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention, in 1856. He served as judge of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1859-1866. He moved to Minnesota in 1868, and served as a member of the Minnesota State Senate, 1872-73, and as a judge of the third judicial district of Minnesota, 1873-1878.
Signature with place: 4 1/2 x 1 1/4, in ink, John Van Dyke, New Brunswick. Light age toning.