Elijah C. Hutchinson

Elijah Cubberley Hutchinson ( born August 7, 1855 in Windsor, Mercer County, New Jersey, † June 25, 1932 in Trenton, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1923 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elijah Hutchinson attended the common schools and the Riders Business College in Trenton. He then worked in Hamilton as a miller. He was also active in the banking industry; He also put forth fertilizer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. For three years he was a member of the City Council of Hamilton. In the years 1895 and 1896, Hutchinson was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly; 1899 to 1904 he was in the state Senate, which he was president in 1903. Between 1905 and 1908 he was State Commissioner for Highways in New Jersey.

In the congressional elections of 1914, Hutchinson was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Allan B. Walsh took on 4 March 1915 that he had beaten in the election. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1923 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1922, Hutchinson was defeated by Democrat Charles Browne. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he withdrew from politics. He died on June 25, 1932 in Trenton.