Lambert Cadwalader

Lambert Cadwalader (* 1742 in Trenton, New Jersey, † February 13, 1823 ) was an American politician. Between 1789 and 1795 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives; previously he was a delegate to the Continental Congress.


Lambert Cadwalader grew up during the British colonial period. He attended Dr. Alison 's Academy and then studied at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. At the beginning of the American Revolution, Cadwalader joined this movement. Ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he opposed in 1765 the British customs policy. He was one of the signatories of a declaration against British imports. In 1775 he was a delegate to the Provincial Convention in Pennsylvania. 1776, he also participated in the Constituent Assembly of the State of New Jersey. In the following years he served in the Continental Army; yet he rose to the colonel. In the meantime, he was taken prisoner.

After the war, Cadwalader began a political career. From 1785 to 1787 he was a delegate to the Continental Congress in New York. Politically he was since 1789 the federal government close under President George Washington. The New Jersey State far discharged congressional elections of 1789 he was elected for the second seat of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1789. Until March 3, 1791, he completed a term in time, which meets even in New York Congress. In 1792 he was elected as congressman for the fifth mandate his state. So he could between 4 March 1793 and the March 3, 1795 a further term in the U.S. House of Representatives spend.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Cadwalader withdrew from politics. He died on September 13, 1823 at his estate near Trenton. His grandson, John Lambert Cadwalader held from 1874 to 1877 as Assistant Secretary of State, the then second highest office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States.