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Aaron Ogden
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Biographical Encyclopaedia of New Jersey
in the Nineteenth Century
(Philadelphia: Galaxy Publishing Co., 1877)
RR,974.9,qZA

Aaron Ogden (1756-1839):

Born in New Jersey, Aaron Ogden was a lawyer, United States senator, governor of New Jersey, steamboat operator, and defendant in Gibbons vs. Ogden.

In 1811 he built the steamer Sea Horse to run between Elizabethtown Point, New Jersey and New York City.

In 1813 the New York legislature upheld the monopoly so he agreed to pay Fulton and Livingston for a ten-year monopoly to run between the two points, which eventually brought him into conflict with the line operated by Thomas Gibbons.

 

* BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION from:

Dictionary of American Biography,
New York State Library call number: A,920.073,qD55a