Frederick Halstead Teese

Frederick Halstead Teese ( born October 21, 1823 in Newark, New Jersey; † January 7, 1894 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frederick Teese attended Princeton College until 1843. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Newark in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1860 and 1861 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, which he was president in 1861. Between 1864 and 1872 he acted as a judge at the Court of Appeal in Essex County.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Teese in the sixth constituency of New Jersey was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Marcus Lawrence Ward on March 4, 1875. In 1876 he renounced a new Congress candidacy. He was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Teese practiced as a lawyer again. He died on January 7, 1894 in New York and was buried in Newark.