Thomas Baldwin Peddie

Thomas Baldwin Peddie ( born February 11, 1808 in Edinburgh, Scotland, † February 16, 1889 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Peddie attended the public schools of his native Scotland. In 1833 he came to the United States, where he settled in Newark. In his new home he set travel bags and sportswear ago. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In the years 1864 and 1865 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly; 1866 to 1869, he served as mayor of Newark. In 1873 he led the trade committee of this city.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Peddie was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frederick Halstead Teese on March 4, 1877. Since he resigned in 1878 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1879. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Peddie took up his previous activities on again. He was also active in the banking industry. He was Vice President of the Essex County National Bank and president of the Security Savings Bank of Newark. Thomas Peddie died on February 16, 1889 in Newark.