Stockton, Richard

Stockton, Richard



  • Existence: 1764 - 1828


Richard Stockton (April 17, 1764 – March 7, 1828) was a lawyer who represented New Jersey in the United States Senate and later served in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, holding that office from 1789 to 1791, and ran unsuccessfully for vice president in the 1820 election as a member of the Federalist Party, which did not nominate a candidate for president.

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Richard Stockton letter

Webster Mss 813423
Identifier: Mss 813423
Date(s): 1813-07-23
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Richad Stockton in Princeton to Daniel Webster in Portsmouth, New Hampshire telling him that he does not think the British will venture a landing. Comments unfavorably on Monroe's speech. Speaks of French and British involvement in the War.