Ten Eyck, John C. (John Conover), 1814-1879Alternative names
John Conover Ten Eyck (1814-1879) was elected in 1859 to serve as U.S. Senator from New Jersey. His service as Senator began on March 4, 1859 and ended March 3, 1865, at which time he was not reelected to office. Ten Eyck was born on March 12, 1814 in Freehold, New Jersey, and educated in the law under private tutors. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1835 and appointed as prosecutor of due Pleas in Burlington County in 1839, a position he held for ten years. John Ten Eyck served as a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1844. In 1859, Ten Eyck was elected as a Republican Senator from the state of New Jersey, in which role he also served one year on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1875 he was appointed to the commission revising the New Jersey Constitution, and briefly served as president of said commission. John C. Ten Eyck died in Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 24, 1879, and lies buried in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
From the description of John C. Ten Eyck papers, 1860-1874. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 53097870
- Burlington (N.J.) (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Mount Holly (N.J.) (as recorded)