John P. Stockton

John Potter Stockton ( born August 2, 1826 in Princeton, New Jersey; † 22 January, 1900 in New York City ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

John Stockton came from a family of politicians. His father, Robert F. Stockton was military governor of California and sat well for New Jersey in the Senate as before his own father Richard Stockton. John Stockton's great-grandfather, Richard Stockton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers of the United States.

After graduating from law school at the College of New Jersey, later Princeton University, Stockton worked as a lawyer in Princeton and Trenton. In government service, he joined then in 1858 as an envoy of the United States in the Papal States. His diplomatic mission ended there in 1861, after which he was legally working again.

In 1864, Stockton was elected to the U.S. Senate. He took office on 15 March 1865 but had to resign from the Congress because the state Legislature of New Jersey had to explain to his seat due to party political disputes vacant 're already on 27 March 1866. In 1869, he then returned to the Senate and completed a full six -year term. After that, he was from 1877 to 1897 the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.