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Passaic County
New Jersey

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Passaic County

Index to Locations

  • Delawanna East Ridgelawn Cemetery
  • Paterson Calvary Cemetery
  • Paterson Cedar Lawn Cemetery
  • Paterson Mt. Neboh Cemetery
  • Paterson Paterson City Hall
  • Totowa Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Totowa Laurel Grove Cemetery


    East Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Delawanna, Passaic County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Herbert Worthington Taylor (1869-1931) — also known as Herbert W. Taylor — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Belleville, Essex County, N.J., February 19, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1904-05; chair of Essex County Republican Party, 1913-17; Essex County Attorney, 1918-21; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1921-23, 1925-27; defeated, 1926. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Modern Woodmen; Junior Order; Royal Arcanum. Died October 15, 1931 (age 62 years, 238 days). Interment at East Ridgelawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James C. Taylor and Mary E. (Worthington) Taylor; married, October 2, 1895, to Florence Watson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    50 McLean Boulevard
    Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Francis Lynch (1884-1942) — also known as Charles F. Lynch — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Franklin, Sussex County, N.J., January 9, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1916-19; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1919-25. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died June 17, 1942 (age 58 years, 159 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick H. Lynch and Margaret (Crawley) Lynch.
      Manfield G. Amlicke (1900-1984) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., November 17, 1900. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1940-44; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1943. Polish ancestry. Died in 1984 (age about 83 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph C. Amlicke and Magdalena Amlicke; married to Anne A. Blanda.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert J. Neilley — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Cedar Lawn Cemetery
    Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
    Garret A. Hobart Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899) — also known as Garret A. Hobart — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born near Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., June 3, 1844. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1873-74; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1877-82; member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 1884-96; Vice President of the United States, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 21, 1899 (age 55 years, 171 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery; statue at Paterson City Hall.
      Relatives: Son of Addison Willard Hobart (1819-1892) and Sophia (Vanderveer) Hobart (1819-1881); married, July 21, 1869, to Jennie Tuttle (1849-1941; daughter of Socrates Tuttle); fourth cousin of Ossian Edward Ray (1894-?).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Burlingame family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      John William Griggs (1849-1927) — also known as John W. Griggs — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Newton, Sussex County, N.J., July 10, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1876-77; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1883-88; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888; Governor of New Jersey, 1896-98; U.S. Attorney General, 1898-1901. Died November 28, 1927 (age 78 years, 141 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Griggs and Emeline (Johnson) Griggs; married, April 15, 1893, to L. Elizabeth Price.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
    Nicholas Murray Butler Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., April 2, 1862. Republican. University professor; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888; President of Columbia University, 1901-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (speaker), 1932; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1912; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920, 1928; co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1931; elected (Wet) delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment 1933, but did not serve; blind in his later years. Episcopalian. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Historical Association; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of bronchio-pneumonia, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1947 (age 85 years, 249 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry L. Butler and Mary J. (Murray) Butler; married 1887 to Susanna Edwards Schuyler (died 1903); married, March 5, 1907, to Kate La Montagne (sister-in-law of Francis Key Pendleton (1850-1930)).
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Thomas Burke
      Campaign slogan (1920): "Pick Nick as President for a Picnic in November."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
      William Warren Barbour (1888-1943) — also known as W. Warren Barbour; "The Champ" — of Rumson, Monmouth County, N.J.; Locust, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County, N.J., July 31, 1888. Republican. Manufacturer; business executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1931-37, 1938-43; appointed 1931; defeated, 1936; died in office 1943; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Moose; Society of Colonial Wars. Amateur heavyweight boxing champion of the U.S. and Canada in 1910-11. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Washington, D.C., November 22, 1943 (age 55 years, 114 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William J. Barbour and Julia Adelaide (Sprague) Barbour; married, December 1, 1921, to Elysabeth C. Carrere.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862) — of Paterson, Essex County (now Passaic County), N.J. Born in Succasunna, Morris County, N.J., January 11, 1788. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1821-22; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1833-36, 1839-41; Governor of New Jersey, 1836-37; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1836-37; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1841-62; died in office 1862. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., December 10, 1862 (age 74 years, 333 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Hughes (1872-1918) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, April 3, 1872. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; stenographer; lawyer; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly, 1901; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1903-05, 1907-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); county judge in New Jersey, 1912; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1913-18; died in office 1918. Irish ancestry. Died, of sepsis from a tooth infection, complicated by bronchial pneumonia, in a hospital, at Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., January 30, 1918 (age 45 years, 302 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas P. Hughes (1836-1910) and Ellen (McKee) Hughes (1843-1920); married, July 16, 1898, to Margaret Hughes (1875-1922).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      David Greenlie (1867-1911) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1867. Republican. Shipbuilder; mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1904-07. Christian Reformed. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died, from apoplexy, in his room at the Northwestern Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 16, 1911 (age about 44 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Powell Greenlie (1833-1900) and Georgina Cameron (Ireland) Greenlie (1837-1928); married to Mattie Ora Pierson (1868-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Amos Henry Radcliffe (1870-1950) — also known as Amos H. Radcliffe — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 16, 1870. Republican. Blacksmith; ironworker; structural iron manufacturer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1908-12; Passaic County Sheriff, 1912-15; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1916-19; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1919-23. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Baleville, Sussex County, N.J., December 29, 1950 (age 80 years, 347 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Radcliffe (1834-1910) and Hannah (Stansfield) Radcliffe (1838-1916); married to Ruth Hartley (1873-1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Fleming Stewart (1851-1904) — also known as James F. Stewart — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., June 15, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1895-1903. Died in 1904 (age about 53 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathaniel Townsend (c.1814-1900) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born about 1814. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1868, 1873-74. Accidentally knocked down on the sidewak by a newsboy, did not recover from his injuries, and died two weeks later, March 17, 1900 (age about 86 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Cornelius Andrew Cadmus (1844-1902) — also known as Cornelius A. Cadmus — of Passaic County, N.J. Born in Dundee Lake, Bergen County, N.J., October 7, 1844. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1884; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1891-95. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 20, 1902 (age 57 years, 105 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bird Wilson Spencer (1847-1931) — also known as Bird W. Spencer — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 27, 1847. Republican. Mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1910-11. Member, National Rifle Association. Died in Sea Girt, Monmouth County, N.J., July 28, 1931 (age 83 years, 243 days). Entombed at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Florence Vanderveer Conover (1867-1926).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry A. Williams — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Republican. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1862-65, 1867; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1871-73. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Robert Williams (1850?-?); grandfather of Henry A. Williams.
      Political family: Williams family of Paterson, New Jersey.
    Dow H. Drukker Dow Henry Drukker (1872-1963) — also known as Dow H. Drukker — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Sneek, Netherlands, February 7, 1872. Republican. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1914-19. Dutch ancestry. Died in Lake Wales, Polk County, Fla., January 11, 1963 (age 90 years, 338 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, August 31, 1893, to Helena M. Denhower.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Henry Crosby Allen (1872-1942) — also known as Henry C. Allen — of Little Falls, Passaic County, N.J.; Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., May 13, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1905-07; postmaster at Paterson, N.J., 1926-35 (acting, 1926). Died in Mystic, Stonington, New London County, Conn., March 7, 1942 (age 69 years, 298 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel C. M. Allen and Josephine (Crosby) Allen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Socrates Tuttle (1819-1885) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Colebrook, Coos County, N.H., November 19, 1819. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1861-62; candidate for New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1867; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1871-72. Presbyterian. Died, while suffering from angina pectoris, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., February 12, 1885 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Tuttle and Betsey (Thomas) Tuttle; married, May 23, 1848, to Jane Winters (died 1849); married 1852 to Mary Dickey (died 1869); married to Elizabeth A. Weller; father of Jennie Tuttle (1849-1941; who married Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899)).
      Political family: Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Eugene Walter Leake (1877-1959) — also known as Eugene W. Leake — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., July 13, 1877. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1907-09. Died August 23, 1959 (age 82 years, 41 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Buckley — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1856-58; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1859-67; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1875-78. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      David Todd Gillmor (1837-1902) — also known as David T. Gillmor — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Connecticut, January 25, 1837. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1881-82. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, while suffering from Bright's disease, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., August 17, 1902 (age 65 years, 204 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Gillmor (1807-1887) and Maria (Bogert) Gillmor (1810-1871).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christian Braun — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1893-96; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1898-1900. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      John J. Brown — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Whig. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1854; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1857. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Brant Van Blarcom — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1855. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Samuel Smith — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1856. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Peregrine Sandford — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1857-58. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      William G. Watson — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1866. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      John Ryle — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1869-70. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Joseph R. Graham — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1879-80. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Andrew H. Demarest (1844-1896) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Small Lots (now part of Fair Lawn), Bergen County, N.J., November 6, 1844. Democrat. Grocer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1894; postmaster at Paterson, N.J., 1895-96. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 4, 1896 (age 51 years, 364 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Demarest (1814-1908) and Anna (Hogencamp) Demarest (1819-1895); married 1865 to Maria C. Oldis (1845-1934); third cousin once removed of William Nelson Demarest (1849-1937); third cousin thrice removed of Eugene Ezra Demarest; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham J. Demarest and Cornelius M. Demarest.
      Political family: Demarest family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hamilton M. Ross (1838-1912) — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in 1838. Democrat. House painter; candidate for mayor of Passaic, N.J., 1909. Died in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., April 17, 1912 (age about 73 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth McConnell.
      Robert Williams — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Republican. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1890-91; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1895-97; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1900. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry A. Williams (1822?-?); father of Henry A. Williams (1895-?).
      Political family: Williams family of Paterson, New Jersey.
      Henry A. Williams (b. 1895) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., January 15, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1922-24; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1925-27. Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Williams (1850?-?); grandson of Henry A. Williams.
      Political family: Williams family of Paterson, New Jersey.
      Henry Barrett Crosby (1815-1910) — also known as Henry B. Crosby; "Father of Paterson Parks" — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., April 13, 1815. Republican. Grocer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1860. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and died, in Oakland, Bergen County, N.J., September 25, 1910 (age 95 years, 165 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Watson Crosby (1776-1859) and Desire (Bangs) Crosby; married to Harriet Rogers (1839-1916); third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin once removed of David Kidder (1787-1860).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Clough family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leonard Pikaart (1866-1924) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., July 19, 1866. Republican. Carpenter; architect; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1910-12. Dutch ancestry. Member, Grange; Junior Order. While repairing a chicken coop, he was accidentally shot in the heart, and killed, by a rifle held by 12-year-old Edward Kupetz, in Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 26, 1924 (age 58 years, 99 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Amelia Lotharia 'Millie' Halliwell (1873-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard G. Monges (1894-1979) — Born in 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Trieste, as of 1924. Died in 1979 (age about 85 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.


    Mt. Neboh Cemetery
    Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathan Barnert (1838-1927) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland), September 20, 1838. Democrat. Tailor; clothing manufacturer; real estate business; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1883-86, 1889-90; philanthropist. Jewish. Died, of pneumonia, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., December 23, 1927 (age 89 years, 94 days). Interment at Mt. Neboh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Miriam Phillips (died 1901).
      Abram Klenert (1869-1943) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., February 16, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1907; defeated, 1909; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1913; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1928. Jewish. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died, in his apartment at the Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 8, 1943 (age 74 years, 20 days). Interment at Mt. Neboh Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Victor Klenert (c.1837-1926) and Rose Klenert; married to Bessie Woods.


    Paterson City Hall
    Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Garret A. Hobart Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899) — also known as Garret A. Hobart — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born near Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., June 3, 1844. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1873-74; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1877-82; member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 1884-96; Vice President of the United States, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 21, 1899 (age 55 years, 171 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery; statue at Paterson City Hall.
      Relatives: Son of Addison Willard Hobart (1819-1892) and Sophia (Vanderveer) Hobart (1819-1881); married, July 21, 1869, to Jennie Tuttle (1849-1941; daughter of Socrates Tuttle); fourth cousin of Ossian Edward Ray (1894-?).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Burlingame family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)


    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph F. McGurk (1892-1962) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J.; Clifton, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 3, 1892. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1915-17, 1917-18; Antofagasta, 1917; Paris, 1919; Le Havre, 1919; Dakar, 1920-21; Brest, 1921; Dunkirk, 1921; U.S. Consul in Pará, 1922; Zagreb, 1922-24; Helsingfors, 1924-26; La Paz, 1927; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1945; Uruguay, 1946-47. Died, apparently of a heart attack, in Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Del., June 12, 1962 (age 70 years, 101 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Johnson (d. 1907) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Postmaster at Paterson, N.J., 1887-91; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1906-07; died in office 1907. Died September 24, 1907. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


    Laurel Grove Cemetery
    295 Totowa Road
    Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey
    Founded 1872
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edward Simon (1927-2000) — also known as William E. Simon — Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 27, 1927. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1974-77. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Also served as federal "energy czar". Died, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., June 3, 2000 (age 72 years, 189 days). Interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gordon Canfield (1898-1972) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 15, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; secretary to U.S. Rep. George N. Seger, 1923-40; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1941-61. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; American Legion. Died in Hawthorne, Passaic County, N.J., June 20, 1972 (age 74 years, 66 days). Interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carl A. Canfield and Florence A. (Saxton) Canfield; married, November 15, 1928, to Dorothy E. Greenwell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Gunn Bremner (1874-1914) — also known as Robert G. Bremner — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Keiss, Caithness, Scotland, December 17, 1874. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 (speaker); U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1913-14; died in office 1914. Scottish ancestry. Afflicted with cancer, which spread from his neck to his left shoulder, he was treated with then-experimental radiation therapy. National news media followed his progress in detail for weeks. In Dr. Howard A. Kelley's hospital, tubes containing $100,000 worth of radium (almost half of the entire U.S. supply) were temporarily inserted into the tumor. The treatment was unsuccessful and probably harmful, and he died, in Baltimore, Md., February 5, 1914 (age 39 years, 50 days). Interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cornelius G. Garrison (1801-1858) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Slotterdam (now part of Elmwood Park), Bergen County, N.J., November 24, 1801. Carpenter; builder; Passaic County Collector, 1842-45; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1845-46. Died in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., February 11, 1858 (age 56 years, 79 days). Interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 2, 1825, to Jacemintje 'Jemima' van Blarcom (1803-1852).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NJ/PA-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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