John Runk John Runk, (July 3, 1791 - September 22, 1872) was born in Milltown (now Idell), Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was a member of the board of chosen freeholders from Kingwood 1825-1833; unsuccessful candidate for sheriff in 1830; high sheriff of Hunterdon County 1836-1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846, and unsuccessful candidate against Democat George F. Fort for Governor of New Jersey in 1850. He died in Lambertville, and is interred in Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont, Hunterdon County, N.J.
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Preceded by: ' Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's th congressional district 1845-1847 Incumbent