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John C. Ten Eyck

John Conover Ten Eyck
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 4, 1865
Preceded by William Wright
Succeeded by John P. Stockton
Personal details
Born (1814-03-12)March 12, 1814
Freehold Township, New Jersey
Died August 24, 1879(1879-08-24) (aged 65)
Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Political party Republican

John Conover Ten Eyck (March 12, 1814 – August 24, 1879) was a United States Senator from New Jersey during the American Civil War.

Born in Freehold Township, New Jersey, he completed preparatory studies under private tutors, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835, and commenced practice in Burlington, New Jersey. He was prosecuting attorney for Burlington County in 1839 and 1840, and was a delegate to the New Jersey constitutional convention of 1844.

Ten Eyck was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1859, to March 4, 1865; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection, and was appointed a member of a commission to revise the New Jersey State Constitution in 1875, and for a time was president of the commission. He died at his home in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey in 1879 and was interred in St. Andrew's Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ Staff. "THE HON. JOHN C. TEN EYCK.", The New York Times, August 26, 1879. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Ex-United States Senator John C. Ten Eyck died at his residence in Monnt [sic] Holly, N.J., at the age of 65 years."


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United States Senate
Preceded by
William Wright
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
Served alongside: John R. Thomson, Richard S. Field, James W. Wall, William Wright
Succeeded by
John P. Stockton
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