Jim Saxton

Hugh James "Jim" Saxton ( born January 22, 1943 in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. Between 1984 and 2009 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jim Saxton attended until 1961, the Lackawanna Trail High School in Factoryville. This is followed by studies at East Stroudsburg State College and Temple University joined in Philadelphia, at the 1968, he received his degree. In the following years Saxton worked as a teacher. He also began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1976 and 1981 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly; 1982 to 1984 he sat in the New Jersey Senate.

After the death of Congressman Edwin B. Forsythe Saxton was at the due election for the 13th seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 6, 1984. After twelve elections he could remain until January 3, 2009 at the Congress. Since 1993 he represented there as a successor to Frank Pallone the third district of his state. During his membership in Congress Saxton was at times a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Natural Resources Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, which he chaired. He also appeared in three sub- committees. Saxton was considered a more moderate Republican who campaigned for environmental concerns. In his time as a Member of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. In 2008, Saxton waived for health reasons on a new Congress candidacy.