He later practiced law in his hometown even as he turned to politics. He served as presidential elector in 1796, as clerk of Essex County from 1785 to 1803, and was elected on the Federalist ticket to the United States Senate in 1801 after the serving New Jersey representative resigned. He ran unsuccessfully for re-election in 1802 and left the Senate in 1803.
In 1812, Ogden was elected as the eighth Governor of New Jersey and the next year turned down an offer ...
National Governors Association. "New Jersey Governor Aaron Ogden." http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_new_jersey/col2-content/main-content-list/title_ogden_aaron.html
McBride, Alex. "Landmark Cases: Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)." PBS: Supreme Court History. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_gibbons.html
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