Adam Boyd (New Jersey)

Adam Boyd ( born March 21, 1746 Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey; † August 15, 1835 in Hackensack, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1813 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Adam Boyd grew up during the British colonial period. In 1770 he moved to the Bergen County. In the local community Hackensack, he was several times a member of the Legal Affairs Committee 1773-1798. Between 1778 and 1781 he served as police chief in Bergen County Sheriff. At the same time he began a political career. Between 1782 and 1795 he was several times as a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. Later he became a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1803 and 1805 Boyd officiated as an appellate judge in Bergen County.

In the congressional elections of 1802 Boyd was the first seat of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Condit on March 4, 1803. Until March 3, 1805 he was able to complete a term in Congress. In this time fell by the President Jefferson incurred Louisiana Purchase and the ratification of the Twelfth Amendment.

After the death of Mr Ezra Darby Adam Boyd was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he could exercise his mandate after two elections between 8 March 1808 and 3 March 1813. After the end of his time in Congress Boyd worked 1813-1833 as appellate judges. He died on August 15, 1835 in Hackensack.