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 Thomas Douglas Hoxsey

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Thomas Douglas Hoxsey

Birth
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 May 1881 (aged 64–65)
Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 9, Lot 180
Memorial ID 112059425 View Source
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Husband of Margaret (Weller) Hoxsey, aged 65 years.

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OBITUARY, New York Herald, Tuesday, May 31, 1881, P. 10.

General Thomas D. Hoxsey, an active and prominent politician of New Jersey, died at his residence at Haledon, near Paterson, yesterday, aged sixty-six years. He was born in Williamstown, Mass., and when about twenty-one years of age went to Paterson, and after serving as clerk in a dry goods store for some years, embarked in that business himself. He subsequently read law, and in 1846 and 1847 was elected to the State Assembly as a democrat. He was afterward elected State Senator for three years. He changed his politics in 1860, and as a republican, was elected to the office of county clerk, which he held for five years. He was the greenback candidate for Governor in 1877 and again in 1880. He received the appointment of General of the Militia of New Jersey shortly before the war and held that position for several years. He was counsel in a number of important lawsuits, prominent among which is the Van Houten will case, which has been in the courts for more than twenty years, and in which over $1,000,000 are believed to be involved.

Obituary kindly contributed by VickiO (#47088510).


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