John A. Scudder

John Anderson Scudder ( born March 22, 1759 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey; † November 6, 1836 in Washington, Indiana ) was an American politician. In the years 1810 and 1811 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Scudder attended the common schools and then studied until 1775 at the Princeton College. After a subsequent medical studies and his medical license, he started working in Monmouth County in this profession. In 1777, he worked during the Revolutionary War as a doctor in a unit from the Monmouth County. In the years 1788 and 1789 Scudder served as secretary of the New Jersey Medical Society. Since about 1800, he was also politically active as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. From 1801 to 1807 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.

After the death of Mr James Cox Scudder was in the overdue election for the fourth 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 31 October 1810. Since he resigned at the regular elections of the year 1810 for reelection, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1811. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Scudder practiced as a doctor again. Later, he moved first to Kentucky and then in 1819 in the Daviess County, Indiana. He died on 6 November 1836.