Charles Kinsey

Charles Kinsey (* 1773 in Baltimore, Maryland, † June 25, 1849 in Waldwick, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1821 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Kinsey attended the public schools of his home. He then worked in the manufacture of paper. After several relocations Kinsey came to New Prospect, the later place Waldwick, where he continued working as a paper manufacturer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1812 and 1826, he was repeatedly deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1814, he also belonged to the State of New Jersey, which later became the state Senate was created.

In the congressional elections of 1816, Kinsey was the first seat of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Lewis Condict on March 4, 1817. Until March 3, 1819, he was able to complete a term in Congress. Following the resignation of his successor John Condit Kinsey was chosen as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives at the due election, where he 2 February 1820 and the March 3, 1821 ended the current legislative period as a deputy on between.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Kinsey worked again in the paper industry. Between 1830 and 1845 he was calling judges and guardianship judge for orphaned children in Bergen County. Charles Kinsey died on 25 June 1849 in Waldwick.