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CONDICT, Lewis, congressman, born in Morristown, New Jersey, in March, 1773; died there, 26 May, 1862. After receiving a liberal education, he studied medicine, received his diploma from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794, and began practice at Morristown. He was high sheriff of Morris county before 1800, and from 1805 till 1810 was a member of the legislature, serving the last two years as speaker of the house. He was one of the commission appointed in 1807 to settle the boundary between New Jersey and New York, and was chosen to congress as a Whig, serving from 4 November, 1811, till 3 March, 1817, and again from 3 December, 1821, till 2 March, 1833. He declined reelection, and was afterward a presidential elector on the Harrison ticket in 1840.
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