The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mercer County
New Jersey

Politicians who were born in Mercer County

  Mercer County (no city given): John D. Rue, 1833 — Alfred Reed, 1839
  Ewing Township: S. Roy Heath, 1884
  Ewingville (now part of Ewing): William M. Lanning, 1849
  Hopewell: Jonathan H. Blackwell, 1841
  Lawrenceville: Absalom P. Lanning, 1809 — George H. Brown, 1810 — Alexander Hamilton Phillips, 1866
  Pennington: William Jay, 1820
  Princeton: Joseph Hewes, 1730 — Robert F. Stockton, 1795 — Charles S. Olden, 1799 — William B. Napton, 1808 — John P. Stockton, 1826 — Robert S. Green, 1831 — Edward D. Duffield, 1871 — Nathaniel P. Davis, 1895 — Richard F. Cleveland, 1897 — Jacob D. Beam, 1908 — Henry L. T. Koren, 1911 — Chelsea A. Baylor, 1948
  Near Princeton: Richard Stockton, 1730
  Trenton, year not specified: Thomas Bines
  Trenton, 1700-1749: Robert Hunter Morris, 1700 — Samuel John Atlee, 1739 — Isaac Smith, 1740 — Joseph Reed, 1741 — David Brearley, 1741 — Lambert Cadwalader, 1742
  Trenton, 1750-1799: Thomas Bines — Caleb Scudder, 1795
  Trenton, 1800-1849: James Lockwood Conger, 1805 — Daniel Agnew, 1809 — James W. Wall, 1820 — William S. Yard, 1823 — Edward T. Green, 1837 — Albert H. Lennox, 1842 — Garrett D. W. Vroom, 1843
  Trenton, 1850-1899: William S. Gummere, 1852 — Samuel René Gummeré, 1853 — Carlton B. Pierce, 1857 — Welling G. Sickel, 1858 — John Rellstab, 1858 — Thomas B. Kay, 1864 — John H. Backes, 1864 — Frank S. Katzenbach, Jr., 1868 — Harrison W. Howell, c.1872 — Allan B. Walsh, 1874 — Edward L. Katzenbach, 1878 — Marie H. Katzenbach, 1882 — Joseph L. Bodine, 1883 — Harold Orville Mackenzie, 1885 — A. Dayton Oliphant, 1887 — Charles P. Hutchinson, 1887 — Harry Heher, 1889 — Charles E. Murphy, c.1895 — William G. Fuller, 1895
  Trenton, 1900-1949: Richard Crooks, 1900 — George T. Naame, 1901 — Simon J. Falcey, 1903 — Charles R. Howell, 1904 — Abraham L. Freedman, 1904 — Willard S. Curtin, 1905 — Richard Funkhouser, 1917 — Frank Thompson, Jr., 1918 — John W. Davis, 1918 — Arthur J. Holland, 1918 — George Herbert Barlow, 1921 — John Marini, 1926 — David N. Dinkins, 1927 — A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., 1928 — Carmen J. Armenti, 1929 — Antonin Scalia, 1936 — Dixon Arnett, 1938 — Robert C. Smith, 1941 — Martin Connor, 1945 — Dick LaRossa, 1946
  Trenton, 1950-1999: Samuel A. Alito, Jr., 1950 — Eric Jackson, 1959 — Anne M. Patterson, 1959 — Geoffrey Berman, 1959
  Windsor: Elijah C. Hutchinson, 1855
  Woodsville: J. Hart Brewer, 1844
  Yardville: Daniel C. Knowles, 1836
   See also New Jersey birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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