Augustus Albert Hardenbergh

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Augustus Albert Hardenbergh (May 18, 1830, New Brunswick, New Jersey - October 5, 1889, Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1875 to 1879, and again from 1881 to 1883.

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Hardenbergh was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 18, 1830. He attended Rutgers College in 1844. He took up residence in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1846 and was employed in a banking house in New York City. He was a clerk in the Hudson County National Bank in 1852. He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1853 and 1854. He was a member of the board of education in 1855 and 1856, and a member of the common council of Jersey City 1857-1863, serving as president in 1860. He moved to Bergen, New Jersey in 1863 and was a member of the city council of Bergen. He was elected State director of railroads in 1868, and moved to Demarest, New Jersey, that same year. He was a delegate to the 1872 Democratic National Convention. He moved to Jersey City in 1873 and was elected president of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey in 1874.

Hardenbergh was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879, but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878. He was elected president of the Hudson County National Bank in 1878. He was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1882.

After leaving Congress, he was appointed a member of the Jersey City Board of Finance and Taxation in 1883-1889, and was appointed by Governor Leon Abbett as a trustee of the State reform school in 1884. He died in Jersey City on October 5, 1889. He was interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac W. Scudder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1875–March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
Lewis A. Brigham
Preceded by
Lewis A. Brigham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1881–March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
William McAdoo