The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Quaker Politicians in New Jersey
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Isaac Ambrose Barber (1852-1909) — also known as Isaac A. Barber — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born near Salem, Salem County, N.J., January 26, 1852. Republican. Physician; president, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank of Easton; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1896; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1897-99; Maryland Republican state chair, 1900-04. Quaker. Died, from the effects of a fall, in Easton, Talbot County, Md., March 1, 1909 (age 57 years, 34 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin Bell Forsythe (1916-1984) — also known as Edwin B. Forsythe — of Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J. Born in Westtown, Chester County, Pa., January 17, 1916. Republican. Mayor of Moorestown, N.J., 1957-62; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Burlington County, 1961; member of New Jersey state senate, 1964-70 (Burlington County 1964-65, District 4 1966-67, District 4-B 1968-70); resigned 1970; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1970-84 (6th District 1970-83, 13th District 1983-84); died in office 1984. Quaker. Died in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., March 29, 1984 (age 68 years, 72 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Union Street Friends Cemetery, Medford, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Job Hillman Gaskill (1804-1886) — also known as Job H. Gaskill — of Pemberton, Burlington County, N.J. Born in Springfield Township, Burlington County, N.J., March 24, 1804. Democrat. Farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Burlington County, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1864; member of New Jersey state senate from Burlington County, 1868-70. Quaker. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Pemberton, Burlington County, N.J., September 14, 1886 (age 82 years, 174 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pemberton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Gaskill and Elizabeth (Hillman) Gaskill; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph H. Gaskill.
  Political family: Gaskill family of Mt. Holly, New Jersey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Ridgway Grundy (1863-1961) — also known as Joseph R. Grundy — of Bristol, Bucks County, Pa. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., January 13, 1863. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936, 1944; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1929-30. Quaker. Died in Nassau, Bahamas, March 3, 1961 (age 98 years, 49 days). Interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Hulmeville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Grundy and Mary Lamb (Ridgway) Grundy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Amos Jenkins Peaslee II (1887-1969) — also known as Amos J. Peaslee — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J., March 24, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952, 1956; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1953-56. Quaker. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Kiwanis. Died in 1969 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mickleton Meeting Graveyard, Mickleton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Gideon Peaslee and Emma (Waddington) Peaslee; married 1920 to Dorothy K. Quimby.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Samuel A. Ridgway (b. 1848) — of Bordentown, Burlington County, N.J.; Woodstown, Salem County, N.J. Born in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, N.J., May 20, 1848. Republican. Farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1907-08, 1910. Quaker. Member, Grange. Burial location unknown.
  John A. Waddington (1911-1981) — of Lower Penns Neck Township (now Pennsville), Salem County, N.J. Born in Salem, Salem County, N.J., May 10, 1911. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1954-55; member of New Jersey state senate, 1956-67 (Salem County 1956-65, District 2 1966-67); defeated, 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Quaker. Died in June, 1981 (age 70 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Waddington and Irene Waddington; married 1933 to Kathryn Mulhern.
  Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) — also known as Samuel G. Wright — of Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Wrightstown, Burlington County, N.J., November 18, 1781. Whig. Merchant; owner of iron furnaces; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1845; died in office 1845. Quaker. Died near Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J., July 30, 1845 (age 63 years, 254 days). Interment at East Branch Cemetery, Cox's Corner, N.J.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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