Amos H. Radcliffe

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Amos Henry Radcliffe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1923
Preceded by Dow H. Drukker
Succeeded by George N. Seger
Personal details
Born January 16, 1870
Paterson, New Jersey
Died December 29, 1950
Baleville, New Jersey
Political party Republican

Amos Henry Radcliffe (January 16, 1870 – December 29, 1950) was an American Republican politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district, serving in office from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1923.

Biography[edit]

Radcliffe was born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 16, 1870. He attended the Paterson Public Schools, and graduated from the New York Trade School. Radcliffe serves as a sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard, from 1888-1893. He became a blacksmith and ornamental and structural iron worker. 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. Radcliffe was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1907-1912. He served as a delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1910, 1911, and 1912, was sheriff of Passaic County from 1912 to 1915 and was fish and game commissioner from 1914 to 1919. Radcliffe served as Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1916 to 1919.

Radcliffe was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1923, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed active interests in Radcliffe & Sons Company and was treasurer at the time of his death. he was the founder and a former president of the Franklin Trust Company, of Paterson, and served as chairman of the board. In 1925, he became a member of the Board of Standards and Appeals in Paterson. He died in Baleville, New Jersey, on December 29, 1950, and was interred in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amos H. Radcliffe, Ex-congressman, 80". New York Times. December 30, 1950. Retrieved 2011-09-19. "Amos H. Radcliffe, a former Congressman from the Seventh District of New Jersey, died today at near-by Baleville. His age was 80. ..." 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dow H. Drukker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
George N. Seger