Albert W. Hawkes
|Albert Wahl Hawkes|
|United States Senator
from New Jersey
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||William H. Smathers|
|Succeeded by||Robert C. Hendrickson|
November 20, 1878|
|Died||May 9, 1971
Palm Desert, California
He was born in Chicago on November 20, 1878. He attended the public schools and graduated from Chicago College of Law in 1900, gaining admission to the bar the same year. He studied chemistry at Lewis Institute (now the Illinois Institute of Technology) for two years and engaged in the chemical business.
During the First World War served as director of the Chemical Alliance in Washington, D.C. (1917–1918); he later became president of Congoleum-Nairn, Inc., at Kearny, New Jersey (1927–1942), becoming chairman of the board in 1937. He was president and director of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States in 1941 and 1942, and was a member of the Newark Labor Board and later appointed to the Board to Maintain Industrial Peace in New Jersey 1941-1942. He was a member of the National War Labor Board, Washington, D.C., in 1942.
In 1942, he was elected in New Jersey as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1949; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1948, and resumed former business activities in Montclair, New Jersey until 1961, when he moved to Pasadena, California.
He was a trustee of the Freedoms Foundation, where the Hawkes Library (in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) was named after him. He died on May 9, 1971 in Palm Desert, California. He was interred in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in Montclair, New Jersey.
- "Albert Hawkes, Ex-senator, Dies. Jersey Republican Served From 1943 To 1949". New York Times. May 10, 1971. Retrieved 2010-03-30. "Mr. Hawkes will be buried in Upper Montclair, N.J. ... A Masonic service will be held Friday in Montclair. Earned Law Degree at 21 ..."
|United States Senate|
William H. Smathers
|United States Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
Served alongside: W. Warren Barbour, Arthur Walsh, Howard Smith
Robert C. Hendrickson
|Party political offices|
W. Warren Barbour
|Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 2) from New Jersey
Robert C. Hendrickson
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