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Politician members in New Jersey

  John Carlyle Barbour (b. 1895) — also known as John C. Barbour — of Clifton, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Haledon, Passaic County, N.J., April 18, 1895. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1929-32; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1933-36. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; Junior Order; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Barbour and Anna Barbour.
  Edgar H. Ellis (b. 1894) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., June 14, 1894. Republican. Insurance business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1926-28. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Guy Leverne Fake (1879-1957) — also known as Guy L. Fake — of Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., November 15, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1907-08; district judge in New Jersey 2nd District, 1909-24; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1929-48. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order; United Spanish War Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J., September 23, 1957 (age 77 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Elwood Fake (1854-1936) and Mary Louise (Cook) Fake (1856-1937); married to Grace Elizabeth Mucklow (1880-1978); first cousin of Kenneth Hearn Fake (1895-1963).
  Harry T. Hagaman (1869-1952) — of Lakewood, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Toms River, Ocean County, N.J., June 2, 1869. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1917-19; member of New Jersey state senate from Ocean County, 1920-22. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Redmen; Foresters; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in 1952 (age about 83 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John Hagaman (1845-1917) and Alica M. (Applegate) Hagaman (1851-1921); married, June 26, 1895, to Maude Walton (1898-1990).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Joseph Hanson (b. 1893) — also known as Frank J. Hanson — of Totowa, Passaic County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 12, 1893. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1927-29. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Elks; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Harold Giles Hoffman (1896-1954) — also known as Harold G. Hoffman — of South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in South Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., February 7, 1896. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; banker; newspaper columnist and radio commentator; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Middlesex County, 1923-24; mayor of South Amboy, N.J., 1925-27; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1927-31; New Jersey Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 1930-35; Governor of New Jersey, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1940, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Royal Arcanum. Suspended in 1954 as head of the New Jersey unemployment compensation system for an investigation of financial irregularities. Subsequently, when he died, his written confession of embezzlement schemes was disclosed. Died, of a heart attack, in his room at the Blake Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1954 (age 58 years, 117 days). Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Hoffman and Ada Crawford (Thom) Hoffman; married, September 10, 1919, to Lillie Moss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel S. Kenworthy (b. 1889) — of Belleville, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., April 10, 1889. Newspaper sports editor; real estate and insurance business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1924; mayor of Belleville, N.J., 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel M. Kenworthy and Sarah Elizabeth (Sampson) Kenworthy; married, December 24, 1915, to Mary Jane Graham.
  John N. Klein (b. 1862) — of Belleville, Essex County, N.J. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 24, 1862. Republican. Druggist; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1899-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912. Christian Reformed. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Modern Woodmen of America; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David G. Klein and Maria (Pott) Klein; married 1890 to Elizabeth Gephart.
  Samuel Allen Laning (b. 1852) — also known as Samuel A. Laning — of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J. Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., August 10, 1852. Democrat. Postmaster at Bridgeton, N.J., 1887-90, 1894-96; newspaper editor. Presbyterian. Member, Junior Order; Royal Arcanum. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles W. Laning (1824-1897) and Hope (Allen) Laning (1828-1916); married, August 23, 1888, to Ella D. Stout; great-grandnephew of Samuel Laning; first cousin thrice removed of John Lanning (1780-1850).
  Political families: Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey; Hendricks family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles E. Loizeaux (b. 1889) — also known as Charlie Loizeaux — of Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, January 22, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Plainfield, N.J., 1921; member of New Jersey state senate from Union County, 1933-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Junior Order; Redmen. Burial location unknown.
  James A. McWilliams (b. 1858) — of Clayton, Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Williamstown, Gloucester County, N.J., May 10, 1858. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1927-32. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Charles A. Otto, Jr. (b. 1888) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., May 28, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1927-33. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Kiwanis; Foresters of America; Delta Chi. Burial location unknown.
  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, Paterson, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Amelia Lotharia 'Millie' Halliwell (1873-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Clarke Pilgrim (b. 1874) — also known as Charles C. Pilgrim — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., September 6, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1915-16; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1916; member of New Jersey state senate from Essex County, 1918-20. Member, Junior Order; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  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, Paterson, N.J.
  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
  John Rathbone Ramsey (1862-1933) — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Wyckoff, Bergen County, N.J., April 25, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; brick manufacturer; banker; Bergen County Clerk, 1895-1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1908; candidate for New Jersey state senate from Bergen County, 1910; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1917-21. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., April 10, 1933 (age 70 years, 350 days). Interment at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Ramsey and Martha (Rathbone) Ramsey; married, January 26, 1898, to Mary Evelyn Thompson (died 1898); married, January 10, 1906, to Alice Taylor Huyler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilbour Eddy Saunders (1894-1979) — also known as Wilbour E. Saunders — of Hightstown, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., September 20, 1894. Pastor; chaplain; school headmaster; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Mercer County, 1947; interim president, Keuka College, 1965-66. Baptist. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Junior Order; Royal Arcanum; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in 1979 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Colver Leeds Saunders and Harriet (Robertson) Saunders; married, September 22, 1919, to Mildred A. Paige.
  William Halstead Sutphin (1887-1972) — also known as William H. Sutphin — of Matawan, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in Browntown, Middlesex County, N.J., August 30, 1887. Democrat. Mayor of Matawan, N.J., 1915-16, 1921-26; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1931-43; defeated, 1942; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large; elected 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks; Junior Order. Died in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., October 14, 1972 (age 85 years, 45 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, Delawanna, N.J.
  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
  James H. Terrill (c.1862-1943) — of Rahway, Union County, N.J. Born in Rahway, Union County, N.J., about 1862. Democrat. Pharmacist; mayor of Rahway, N.J., 1904-05. Member, Junior Order. Died in Rahway, Union County, N.J., July 28, 1943 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Edmund Waring Wakelee (b. 1869) — also known as Edmund W. Wakelee — of Demarest, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., November 21, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; utility executive; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1899-1900; member of New Jersey state senate from Bergen County, 1901-10; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Elks; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Honor; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Wakelee and Eliza C. (Ingersoll) Wakelee.
  Robert Hamilton Woodruff (b. 1875) — also known as Robert H. Woodruff — of Hackettstown, Warren County, N.J. Born in Washington, Warren County, N.J., February 14, 1875. Democrat. Physician; director, People's National Bank of Hackettstown; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1927-28. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Descendant *** of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Roy T. Yates (1895-1960) — of Passaic County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., August 8, 1895. Republican. Banker; member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1925-27; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1928-31; resigned 1931. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Shot in the abdomen, on August 14, 1931, by Miss Ruth Cranmer, in her apartment in Manhattan, New York; this incident led to the discovery that Miss Cranmer, apparently his mistress, had also received checks from the State of New Jersey; the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary committee began an investigation into whether Sen. Yates should be impeached; but then he resigned. Died, of a heart ailment, in Doctors Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 8, 1960 (age 64 years, 213 days). Interment somewhere in Easton, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Elsie Southrope.
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