William Chetwood

William Chetwood ( born June 17, 1771 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, † December 17, 1857 ) was an American politician. In 1836 and 1837 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Chetwood attended Princeton College until 1792. After a subsequent law degree in 1796 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Camden in this profession. After that, he was a prosecutor in Essex County. In 1794 he took part in the side of General Henry Lee on the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion.

In the 1830s, Chetwood joined the Whig party to. Following the resignation of Mr Philemon Dickerson, he was at the due election for the first seat of New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 December 1836. Until March 3, 1837 he ended the current legislative period. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1841 and 1842 Chetwood was a member of the State Council, which later became New Jersey Senate in years. Otherwise, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 17 December 1857 in his birthplace of Elizabeth, where he was also buried.