John Linn (politician)

John Linn (* December 3, 1763 in Johnsonburg, Warren County, New Jersey; † January 5, 1821 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1821 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Still in his early youth John Linn moved with his father in the Sussex County, where he attended the public schools. During the Revolutionary War he was a soldier in the Continental Army. Around the turn of the century was a member of the Linn founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1801 and 1804 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. Since 1805 he was a judge of a court of appeal. In 1812, he served as sheriff sheriff in Sussex County.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Linn was elected for the second seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Thomas Ward on March 4, 1817. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on January 5, 1821 in Congress.