Stockton, Samuel W. (1751-1795)

Prominent New Jersey lawyer.

Practiced law in New Jersey (1772-75). Went to England to study at the Inns of Court (1775). Franklin recommended Stockton in a letter to Jonathan Williams, Jr., then living in London (1775). Served as William Lee’s secretary from (1777-79). Returned to America (1779).

Settled in Trenton, New Jersey, and practiced law. Active in local and state politics. Became Secretary of State for New Jersey (1794).

Born in Princeton, New Jersey. Married Catherine Cox; had issue. A.B., A.M., Princeton (1770).