John Wright HAZELTON, Congress, NJ (1814-1878)


HAZELTON, John Wright, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, N.J., December 10, 1814; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Mullica Hill, N.J., December 20, 1878; interment in Friends Cemetery, Mullica Hill, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present