Jonas A. Hughston

Jonas Abbott Hughston (1808 – November 10, 1862) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Sidney, New York, Hughston completed preparatory studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice at Delhi, New York. He served as district attorney of Delaware County 1842–1845. He resumed the practice of law.

Hughston was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was appointed by President Lincoln marshal of the consular court at Shanghai, China, on March 26, 1862, and served until his death in Shanghai, China, on November 10, 1862. He was interred in Poo-ting Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Chase
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
Oliver A. Morse

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