Isaac W. Scudder

Isaac Williamson Scudder (* 1816 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, † September 10, 1881 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaac Scudder first attended preparatory schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1838 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Elizabeth to work in this profession. He later moved to Jersey City, where he served in the local Hudson County as a prosecutor. In 1866 he became a member of the first Police Commission of the City Jersey City. In the same year he became director of the New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Co. In 1872 he also became director of United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company.

Politically, Scudder member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the then newly established seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1873. Since he resigned in 1874 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. In 1875 was Isaac Scudder legal representative of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Hudson County. He died on September 10, 1881 in Jersey City and was buried in his birthplace of Elizabeth.