CONDICT, Lewis, (1772 - 1862)


CONDICT, Lewis, (nephew of Silas Condict), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., March 3, 1772; attended the common schools; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1794 and commenced practice in Morristown; sheriff of Morris County, N.J., 1801-1803; member of the commission for adjusting the boundary line between the States of New York and New Jersey in 1804; member of the State house of assembly 1805-1809 and served as speaker the last two years; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1817); president of the State medical society in 1816 and 1819; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses; and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fourteenth Congress), Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fourteenth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected trustee of Princeton College in 1827, and served in this capacity until 1861, when he resigned; one of the incorporators of the Morris & Essex Railroad Co. and became its first president in 1835; again a member of the State house of assembly in 1837 and 1838 and served as speaker; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; died in Morristown, N.J., May 26, 1862; interment in the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church.