Thomas Hurst HUGHES, Congress, NJ (1769-1839)


HUGHES, Thomas Hurst, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Cold Spring, Cape May County, N.J., January 10, 1769; attended the public schools; moved to Cape May City in 1800 and engaged in the mercantile business; in 1816 he built Congress Hall, a hotel which he conducted for many summer seasons; sheriff of Cape May County 1801-1804; member of the State general assembly 1805-1807, 1809, 1812, and 1813; member of the State council 1819-1823 and in 1824 and 1825; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed the hotel business; died in Cold Spring, N.J., November 10, 1839; interment in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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