Born in New Jersey, Hufty was a blacksmith by trade. He served as a private in the State militia. Freeholder for Salem Township, New Jersey, 1792.
Hufty was elected overseer of the poor and collector of Salem Township, 1793. County justice of Salem County, New Jersey, 1797, county judge in 1798, and county justice and judge, 1804. He served as sheriff 1801–1804. Freeholder of Salem Township 1800–1804. He was a director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1801. He served as a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now the New Jersey Senate) in 1804, 1806, and 1807. County collector from 1805 to 1808. He served as judge of Orphans Court from 1805 to 1808. He also served as surrogate in 1808.
Hufty was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1809 – May 20, 1814). He died on May 20, 1814, in Salem, New Jersey. He was interred in St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Salem.
- United States Congress. "Jacob Hufty (id: H000914)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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