John W. Hazelton

John Wright Hazelton ( born December 10, 1814 Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey, † December 20, 1878 ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1875 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Hazelton attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. In the 1850s he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. 1856 and 1868 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant, on which John C. Frémont and later Ulysses S. Grant was nominated as the presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1870, Hazelton was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Moore on March 4, 1871. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1875 two legislative sessions. In 1874 he was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Hazelton again worked in agriculture. He died on December 20, 1878 near Mullica Hill.