Thomas McEWAN, Jr., Congress, NJ (1854-1926)

McEWAN Thomas, Jr. , a Representative from New Jersey; born in Paterson, N.J., February 26, 1854; attended the public schools; became a civil engineer; attended the law department of Columbia University; was admitted to the bar about 1885 and commenced practice in New York City and Jersey City, N.J.; assessor of the fourth district, Jersey City, in 1886 and 1887; secretary to Dr. Morgan Dix, rector of Trinity Church, New York City, 1886-1906; tax assessor of Jersey City in 1887 and 1888; United States commissioner and chief supervisor of elections for the district of New Jersey from August 1892 to October 1893; delegate to and secretary of every Republican convention of New Jersey and Hudson County 1877-1896; secretary of the Hudson County Republican general committee 1878-1893; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892 and 1896; member of the State house of assembly in 1893 and 1894 and served as Republican leader in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in banking in West Hoboken, N.J., from 1904 until July 1, 1924, when he retired; controller of Jersey City 1906 and 1907; died in Jersey City, N.J., September 11, 1926; interment in Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, N.J.

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

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