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Edward Joseph HART

(1893-1961)

HART, Edward Joseph, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., March 25, 1893; attended the public and parochial schools; was graduated from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, N.J., in 1913 and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1924; secretary to the Excise Commission, Washington, D.C., 1913-1917; chief field deputy, Internal Revenue Bureau, 1916-1921; admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1924 and to the New Jersey bar in 1925; practiced law in Jersey City since 1927; assistant corporation counsel of Jersey City 1930-1934; chairman of the Democratic State committee of New Jersey 1944-1949; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1955); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Seventy-eighth Congress), Committee on Un-American Activities (Seventy-ninth Congress), Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954; member of State Board of Public Utility Commissioners 1955-1960; died in West Allenhurst, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, N.J., April 20, 1961; interment in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J.

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

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