Joshua S. Salmon

Joshua S. Salmon ( born February 2, 1846 in Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey; † May 6, 1902 in Boonton, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1902 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joshua Salmon attended the public schools in Bartley, where he had moved with his parents in his childhood. He then worked for two years as a teacher himself, before he continued his education at the Charlottesville Seminary in New York and at the Schooley 's Mountain Seminary in New Jersey. At the latter school, he worked again for some time as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree from Albany Law School in New York State and his 1873 was admitted to the bar he began to work in this profession since 1875 in Jersey City. Later he moved his office and his residence to Boonton. There and in neighboring Morristown, he practiced as a lawyer.

At the same time Salmon began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. He subsequently held various local offices in the district administration. In the years 1877 and 1878 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1893 to 1998 he served as a prosecutor in Morris County. In 1900 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Kansas City, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan for the second time as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1898 Salmon was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Mahlon Pitney on March 4, 1899. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on 6 May 1902 Congress. Following a special election his mandate fell to De Witt C. Flanagan.