Nathan T. Stratton

Nathan Taylor Stratton ( born March 17, 1813 near Swedesboro, Salem County, New Jersey; † March 9, 1887 in Mullica Hill, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1855 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nathan Stratton attended the public schools of his home. In 1829 he moved to Mullica Hill, where he worked as a store clerk. From 1835, he was a partner in this business; 1840-1886 operational Stratton his own business. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1843 and 1844 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. After that, he was from 1844 to 1847 worked as a Justice of the Peace. He also became involved in the real estate business and in agriculture. In his home, he held several local offices.

In the congressional elections of 1850 Stratton was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Andrew K. Hay on March 4, 1851. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1855 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War. The aim was primarily to the question of slavery. In 1854, Stratton gave up another Congress candidate.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he continued his previous activities. In 1865 he was councilor in Harrison. He also acted in the meantime as a tax officer of his state. Between 1865 and 1887 he was curator of the State Reform School for Boys in Jamesburg. Previously, he was a delegate to the 1866 National Union Convention in Philadelphia in the year. In 1880, Nathan Stratton sought unsuccessfully to make his return to the Congress. He died on 9 March 1887 in Mullica Hill.