Ezra Darby

Ezra Darby ( born June 7, 1768 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, † January 27, 1808 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1805 and 1808, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ezra Darby attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. He also held various local offices. He was, among other things, between 1800 and 1804, Justice of the Peace. Politically, Darby joined, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1802 and 1804 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1804 Darby was elected for the first seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Adam Boyd on March 4, 1805. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on January 27, 1808 in Congress. He was increasingly hampered by TB disease, where he also died. He was buried as a second congressman at the Congress Cemetery. The first was Uriah Tracy (1755-1807) of Connecticut, who was also a U.S. Senator.