Joseph Fitz Randolph

Joseph Fitz Randolph ( born March 14, 1803 in New York City; † March 20, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1837 and 1843 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his childhood came Joseph Randolph with his parents to Piscataway in New Jersey. He attended both public and private schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1825 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Freehold in this profession. Mid-1830s he was a prosecutor in Monmouth County. Politically, Randolph joined the Whig party to. In the congressional elections of 1836 he was the first seat of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Chetwood on March 4, 1837. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1843 three legislative periods. Between 1839 and 1841 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with claims from the time of the American Revolution. In 1842, Randolph gave up another Congress candidate.

He moved in 1843 to New Brunswick, where he practiced law. In 1844 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of New Jersey. At the same time he was a member of a commission to revise the laws of the state. In 1845 he moved to Trenton. Between 1845 and 1852 Joseph Randolph served as Judge of the New Jersey Supreme Court in the spring of 1861 he was a delegate part in an unsuccessful conference in the federal capital, Washington, on the outbreak of the civil war should be prevented. Since 1864 Randolph lived in Jersey City, where he died on 20 March 1873.