Augustus W. Cutler

Augustus William Cutler ( born October 22, 1827 in Morristown, New Jersey; † January 1, 1897 ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Augustus Cutler was a great-grandson of Silas Condict (1738-1801), a delegate of the Continental Congress. Cutler grew up on a farm and attended the common schools and the Yale College. After a subsequent law degree in 1849 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Morristown to work in this profession. Between 1856 and 1861 he was a prosecutor in Morris County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1870 he was president of the local Board of Education; 1871 to 1874 he was a member of the New Jersey Senate. In 1873 he was a member of a meeting to revise the State Constitution.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Cutler was in the fifth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Walter Phelps on March 4, 1875. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. Since 1877 he was chairman of the Agriculture Committee. In 1878 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cutler practiced as a lawyer again. In the years 1880 and 1896 he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. He died on 1 January 1897 in his hometown of Morristown, where he was also buried.