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Dow Henry DRUKKER

(1872-1963)

DRUKKER, Dow Henry, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Sneek, Holland, February 7, 1872; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Grand Rapids, Mich., the same year; attended the public schools of Grand Rapids, Mich.; moved to New Jersey in 1897 and settled in Passaic; businessman and banker; member of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders 1906-1913, serving as director 1908-1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert Gunn Bremner; reelected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from April 7, 1914, to March 3, 1919; was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; publisher of the Herald-News of Passaic-Clifton 1916-1963; became president of the Union Building and Investment Co., in 1909; knighted as an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by Queen Juliana for services rendered in the great flood of 1953; resided in Clifton, N.J., and Lake Wales, Fla., until his death in Lake Wales January 11, 1963; interment in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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