Jerome T. Congleton

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Jerome Taylor Congleton (1876–1936) served as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1928 to 1933.


He was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1876, the son of Joseph Norton Congleton and the former Mary Isabel Wade.[1]

Congleton was elected as Mayor of Newark in 1928. In a wave of anti-incumbent backlash, he lost re-election.[2]

On December 10, 1936, Congleton suffered a heart attack while driving his car and died. He was 60 years old.[2]


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Preceded by
Thomas Lynch Raymond
Mayor of Newark
Succeeded by
Meyer C. Ellenstein