Charles H. Voorhis

Charles Henry Voorhis ( born March 13, 1833, Bergen County, New Jersey, † April 15, 1896 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Voorhis attended the public schools of his home and then to 1853 the Rutgers College in New Brunswick. After a subsequent law degree in 1856 and its recent approval as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the newly formed Republican Party launched a political career. In June 1864 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated to the President Abraham Lincoln for re-election. In the years 1868 and 1869 Voorhis served as Chief Judge of the District Court in Bergen County. In Hackensack, he was one of the founders of a commission to improve infrastructure in 1869. He was also involved in the founding of the Hackensack Academy. In 1873 he directed the Water Commission in Hackensack, he had also been launched. He was also active in the banking industry.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Voorhis 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 Augustus W. Cutler on March 4, 1879. Since he resigned in 1880 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Voorhis took his previous activities on again. He died on April 15, 1896 in Jersey City and was buried in Hackensack.