J. Hart Brewer

John Hart Brewer ( born March 29, 1844 Hunterdon County, New Jersey, † December 21, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1885 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.

J. Hart Brewer was a descendant of John Hart, delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. He attended the public schools in Lawrenceville and Trenton Academy. Then he studied until 1862 at the Delaware Literary Institution in Franklin (New York). In 1865, Brewer moved to Trenton, where he produced ceramic goods. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1876 he became a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly; from 1879 he served as chairman of the National Association of Ceramics Manufacturers.

In the congressional elections of 1880 Brewer was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hezekiah Bradley Smith on March 4, 1881. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1885 two legislative sessions. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Brewer to 1895 again in the ceramic industry. Then he went into the insurance industry. He was also official Warenbegutachter ( Appraiser of Merchandise ) in New York Harbor. He died on 21 December 1900 in Trenton, where he was also buried.

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