William Norton SHINN, Congress, NJ (1782-1871)


SHINN, William Norton, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Burlington County, N.J., October 24, 1782; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; sheriff of Burlington County 1825-1828; member of the State general assembly in 1828; served in the State council 1829-1831; chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); resumed agricultural pursuits; president of the Burlington Agricultural Association in 1853 and 1854; elected a director of the Camden & Amboy Railroad Co.; died in Mount Holly, Burlington County, N.J., on August 18, 1871; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery.

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