Lewis Condict

Lewis Condict ( March 3, 1772 in Morristown, New Jersey, † May 26, 1862 ) was an American politician. Between 1811 and 1817, and again 1821-1833 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lewis Condict was a nephew of Silas Condict (1738-1801), who participated as a delegate to the Continental Congress 1781-1783. He attended the common schools. After a subsequent study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his medical license, he started in Morristown to work in this profession. In the years 1801-1803 he served as sheriff police chief in Morris County. 1804 belonged to a Condict Commission, the newly established the border of New Jersey to New York State. Politically, he was a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. From 1805 to 1809 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly, the Speaker he was a successor to James Cox since 1807. In the congressional elections of 1810 Condict was for the third seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Helms on March 4, 1811. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1817 three legislative periods. In this time the British -American War fell from 1812.

In the years 1816 and 1819 Condict was president of the Medical Society of New Jersey. In the elections of 1820 he was elected to succeed John Linn for the second seat of his state again in the Congress, where until March 3, 1833 he was able to spend six successive terms after five elections. He was first trailer of the future President Andrew Jackson. In 1824, he joined the opposition to Jackson and became supporters of President John Quincy Adams. From 1825 to 1827 was Chairman of the Committee on Condict Revisal and Unfinished Business and the Committee for the control of expenditure on public property. After the inauguration of President Jackson on March 4, 1829 discussed both within and outside the Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

In 1832, Lewis Condict renounced another Congress candidate. Between 1827 and 1861 he was curator of Princeton College. Since the 1830s he was active in the railroad business. He was co-founder and since 1835 president of the Morris and Essex Railroad. Politically, he was a member of the Whig Party, founded in 1835. In the years 1837 and 1838 he was again deputy and president of the State Parliament of New Jersey. In the presidential election of 1840 he was an elector of his party, said he voted for the then elected William Henry Harrison. Lewis Condict died on 26 May 1862 in his hometown of Morristown.