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BAKER, Ezra

1765c –

Biography

BAKER, Ezra, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Tuckerton, N.J., in 1765c; moved with his parents to the Province of East Jersey about 1765; educated for the medical profession and commenced practice; moved to Absecon, N.J., in 1799; served as collector of customs at the port of Great Egg Harbor, N.J., February 18, 1813-March 1, 1815; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); moved westward to the "Wabash country" with his sons in 1818 and engaged in the culture of castor beans for the New Orleans market; died in the "Wabash country"; death date unknown.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The New Jersey Historical Society

Newark, NJ
Papers: In the Isaac H. and Benjamin Williamson Papers, 1782-1904, 3.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Ezra Baker. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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