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Edward Winthrop GRAY

(1870-1942)

GRAY, Edward Winthrop, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., August 18, 1870; attended the public schools; newspaper reporter in New York City 1894-1896; owner and publisher of the Summit (N.J.) Herald in 1897 and 1898; city editor and managing editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser 1898-1902; president and general manager of the Newark Daily Advertising Publishing Co. 1902-1904; secretary to Gov. Edward C. Stokes 1904-1907; appointed by Governor Murphy a commissioner to investigate tenement-house conditions in 1902; member of the board of tenement-house supervision 1900-1908; secretary of the Republican State committee 1908-1913; organized the Commercial Casualty Insurance Co., Newark, N.J., in 1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1918 to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Representative in 1924 and for Senator in 1928; writer, publisher, and lecturer; died in Newark, N.J., June 10, 1942; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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

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