Born in Freehold, New Jersey, Scudder completed preparatory studies, and graduated from Princeton College in 1775. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Monmouth County, New Jersey. During the Revolutionary War, Scudder served as a surgeon's mate in the First Regiment of Monmouth County, in 1777. He was the Secretary of the New Jersey Medical Society in 1788 and 1789.
Scudder was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Cox and served from October 31, 1810, to March 3, 1811. He was not a candidate for renomination to the Twelfth Congress.
Scudder resumed the practice of medicine. He moved to Kentucky after 1810 and to Daviess County, Indiana, in 1819. He died in Washington, Indiana, November 6, 1836. He was interred in the Old City Cemetery there.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "John A. Scudder (id: S000200)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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