John Condit (July 8, 1755-May 4, 1834), was a United States Representative and a United States Senator from New Jersey and father of United States Representative Silas Condit.
Condit was born in Orange, New Jersey and after attending public schools he then studied medicine. Condit went on to serve as a surgeon in the American Revolutionary War. He became one of the founders and a trustee of the Orange Academy in 1785. Condit was a member of the New Jersey State general assembly from 1788 to 1789. Then was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1803). Next, Condit was appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1803, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect; subsequently elected and served from September 1, 1803, to March 3, 1809; again appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron Kitchell; subsequently elected and served from March 21, 1809, to March 3, 1817; elected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4 to November 4, 1819, when he resigned to accept a Treasury position; appointed assistant collector of the port of New York 1819-1830; died in Orange Township, New Jersey, May 4, 1834; interment in the Old Graveyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
Preceded by: Aaron Ogden U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey 1803-1809 Served alongside: Jonathan Dayton, Aaron Kitchell Succeeded by: John Lambert Preceded by: Aaron Kitchell U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey 1809-1817 Served alongside: John Lambert, James J. Wilson Succeeded by: Mahlon Dickerson This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.