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List of Famous New Jersey Politicians

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List of famous New Jersey politicians, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of politicians born in New Jersey includes members of all political parties, with New Jersey-born politicians of both national and local prominence. This popular New Jersey politicians list contains information about each politician, such as when and where they were born. If you want to find out even more about these politicians you can click their names to discover even more details about them. Congressmen and women from New Jersey may either be in the Senate or House of Representatives. Politicians on this poll include Barney Frank and Antonin Scalia

If you want to answer the questions, "Which politicians are from New Jersey?" and "Who are the most famous New Jersey congressmen?" than this list will help you out.
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    Arthur Harry Moore (July 3, 1877 – November 18, 1952) was a Democrat who was the 39th Governor of New Jersey, serving three terms between 1926 and 1941. He was the longest-serving New Jersey Governor in the 20th century and the only New Jersey Governor elected to serve three separate non-consecutive terms. Moore represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he stepped down to begin his third term as Governor of New Jersey....  more
    • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Title: Governor of New Jersey
    • Party: Democratic Party
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    Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician and lawyer. He was the third vice president of the United States (1801–1805), serving during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly (1784–1785, 1798–1799), was appointed New York State Attorney General (1789–1791), was chosen as a U.S. senator (1791–1797) from the State of New York, and reached the apex of his career as vice president. In the waning months of his tenure as president of the Senate, he oversaw the 1805...  more
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Title: Vice President of the United States, United States Senator
    • District: New York
    • Party: Federalist Party, Democratic-Republican Party
    • Governmental Body: United States Senate

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  • Aaron Kitchell (July 10, 1744 – June 25, 1820) was a blacksmith and politician from Hanover Township, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. Born in Hanover, he attended the common schools and became a blacksmith. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1781–1782, 1784, 1786–1790, 1793–1794, 1797, 1801–1804, and 1809. and was elected to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793). He was elected to the Third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Abraham Clark and was reelected to the Fourth Congress, serving from January 29, 1795, to March 3, 1797. He resumed his former business...  more
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Hanover
    • Title: United States Senator, United States Representative
    • District: New Jersey's at-large congressional district, New Jersey's 2nd congressional district, New Jersey
    • Party: Democratic-Republican Party
    • Governmental Body: United States House of Representatives, United States Senate
  • Aaron Ogden (December 3, 1756 – April 19, 1839) was an American soldier, lawyer, United States Senator and the fifth Governor of New Jersey. Ogden is perhaps best known today as the defendant in Gibbons v. Ogden which destroyed the monopoly power of steamboats on the Hudson River in 1824. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Title: United States Senator, Governor of New Jersey
    • District: New Jersey
    • Party: Federalist Party
    • Governmental Body: United States Senate