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Aaron Ogden
Aaron Ogden

Aaron Ogden (December 3, 1756-April 19, 1839) was a United States Senator and Governor of New Jersey. Image File history File links Aaron_Ogden. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Ogden was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (formerly Elizabethtown). He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1773, and served as tutor in Barber’s Grammar School from 1773-1775. In the American Revolutionary War, Ogden served as a lieutenant, captain, and brigade major. After studying law, Ogden was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Elizabeth. Map of Elizabeth in Union County Union County Court House Elizabeth is a City in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, The Netherlands, Spain, American Indians Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Canadian Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the...

Ogden served as a presidential elector in the 1796 electoral college that elected John Adams. He was clerk of Essex County from 1785-1803, and was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Schureman and served from February 28, 1801, to March 3, 1803. He lost his bid for reelection to the Senate in 1802. In 1803, Ogden was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly, where he served until 1812. Ogden was elected trustee of the College of New Jersey (later to become Princeton University) in 1803, a post in which he served until his death. Ogden was elected as Governor of New Jersey in 1812. Presidential electoral votes by state. ... John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was a Founding Father of the United States and American politician who served as the first Vice President of the United States (1789–1797), and the second President of the United States (1797–1801). ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey. ... The Federalist Party was a political party during the First Party System in the United States of America, from 1792 to 1816. ... James Schureman (February 12, 1756– January 22, 1824) was an American merchant and statesman from New Brunswick, New Jersey. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Ogden was nominated by President James Madison as major general of the Army in 1813, but declined the appointment. He became engaged in steamboat navigation in 1813, and was defendant in the historic Gibbons v. Ogden case that denied New York State's attempted monopoly on steamboat operation between New York and New Jersey. Ogden moved to Jersey City in 1829 and resumed the practice of law. In 1830, he was appointed as collector of customs and served until his death in Jersey City. Ogden's body is interned at the First Presbyterian Church Burial Ground in Elizabeth. James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. ... In the case of Gibbons v. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ...

Ogden's nephew Daniel Haines later also served as Governor of New Jersey. Daniel Haines (January 6, 1801 - January 26, 1877) was an American jurist and Governor of New Jersey. ...

See also

This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ...

External links

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


  • This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
    • Dictionary of American Biography; Baxter, Maurice G.
    • The Steamboat Monopoly: Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972;
    • Ogden, Aaron. Autobiography of Col. Aaron Ogden, of Elizabethtown. Paterson, NJ: Press Printing & Publishing Co., 1893.
Preceded by:
James Schureman
United States Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
Served alongside: Jonathan Dayton
Succeeded by:
John Condit
Preceded by:
Joseph Bloomfield
Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by:
William S. Pennington
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Background Summary and Questions**, Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), Landmark Supreme Court Cases (713 words)
Ogden filed a complaint in the Court of Chancery of New York asking the court to stop Gibbons from operating his boats.
Ogden claimed that the monopoly granted by New York was legal even though he operated on shared, interstate waters between New Jersey and New York.
Ogden's lawyer said that states often passed laws on issues regarding interstate matters and that states should be able to share power with the national government on matters concerning interstate commerce or business.
Aaron Ogden (786 words)
Aaron was the son of Robert, at one time speaker of the colonial House of Assembly, and Phebe (Hatfield) Ogden.
In the fall of 1812, Ogden was elected governor of New Jersey on a peace ticket, but a year later the war party rallied and elected William S.
The New Jersey legislature's attempts at reprisal were unsuccessful, so in 1815 Ogden submitted to the monopoly and paid heavily for a ten-year monopoly of steamboat navigation between his native town and New York.
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