Clement Hall Sinnickson

Clement Hall Sinnickson ( born September 16, 1834 in Salem, Salem County, New Jersey; † July 24, 1919 ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clement Sinnickson was the great-nephew of Congressman Thomas Sinnickson ( 1744-1817 ). He attended private schools and the Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 1855 he graduated from Union College in Schenectady. After a subsequent study of law and its 1858 made ​​admission to the bar he began in Salem to work in this profession. During the Civil War he was a captain in the army of the Union.

Politically closed Sinnickson on the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1874 he was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John W. Hazelton on March 4, 1875. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. In 1880 was Sinnickson delegate to Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated for the James A. Garfield as a presidential candidate. Since 1896, he served as an appellate judge. In this office he was re-appointed in the years 1901 and 1906. He died on 24 July 1919 in his native Salem, where he was also buried.