Joseph E. Edsall

Joseph E. Edsall (* 1789 in Hamburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, † 1865 ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither the exact date of birth or the date of death of Joseph Edsall have survived. He attended the common schools and worked in the trade. He also operated a distillery and a tannery. Edsall worked temporarily for the county government in Sussex County, as well as an appellate judge. Moreover, he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. His first political office was the more significant of the deputies in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Edsall was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Runk on March 4, 1847. Until March 3, 1849, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was determined by the events of the Mexican- American War and its consequences. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Edsall did not occur in a political phenomenon. He died in 1865 in his native Hamburg, where he was also buried.