Garret D. Wall

Garret Dorset Wall ( born March 10, 1783 Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, † November 22, 1850 in Burlington, New Jersey ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

After completing his school education, Garret Wall studied law and in 1804 permission to practice as a lawyer, after which he opened an office in Burlington. During the British - American War of 1812 he commanded a volunteer regiment from Trenton. Thereafter, he served from 1812 to 1817 as a court clerk at the Supreme Court of New Jersey; Moreover, he was from 1815 to 1837 Quartermaster General of the State.

Politically, Wall operated for the first time in 1827 as a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1829 he was United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey; In the same year he was elected governor of the state, the election but did not accept.

On March 4, 1835 Wall moved to a successful election to the U.S. Senate in Washington. He spent a full six -year term, but missed the 1840 re-election when he was denied by the Whig Jacob W. Miller. In the Senate, he served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. From 1848 until his death officiated Garret Wall then as a judge at the Court of Errors and Appeals, the highest Court at this time at the state level.

The Wall Township, New Jersey is named after Garret Wall. His son James was also politician and was in 1863 for a few weeks U.S. Senator.

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