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Amos Henry RADCLIFFE

(1870-1950)

RADCLIFFE, Amos Henry, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Paterson, N.J., January 16, 1870; attended the public schools of Paterson; was graduated from the New York Trade School; blacksmith and ornamental and structural iron worker; sergeant in the National Guard of New Jersey 1888-1893; in 1896 became associated with his father’s firm and in 1907 was made secretary of James Radcliffe & Sons Co., a structural iron manufacturing company; member of the State house of assembly 1907-1912; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1910, 1911, and 1912; sheriff of Passaic County 1912-1915; fish and game commissioner 1914-1919; mayor of Paterson 1916-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed active interests in Radcliffe & Sons Company and was treasurer at the time of his death; founder and a former president of the Franklin Trust Company, of Paterson, and served as chairman of the board; in 1925 became a member of the Board of Standards and Appeals, Paterson, N.J.; died in Baleville, N.J., on December 29, 1950; interment in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.

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

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