Cornelius V. Clickener

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Cornelius V. Clickener
Cornelius V. Clickener portrait.jpg
1st Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey
In office
April 10, 1855 – 1857
Succeeded by Franklin B. Carpenter
Personal details
Born circa 1817
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Died February 17, 1864 (age 46)
Manhattan, New York City
Political party Democratic

Cornelius V. Clickener (c. 1817 – February 17, 1864) was the first Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, serving from 1855 to 1857. He served as a member of New Jersey Senate representing Hudson County from 1857 to 1859.

Biography[edit]

He was born around 1817, most likely in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He married Eliza J. (1819-1901) around 1838 in New York.

He had a business in Manhattan, New York City which in 1852 obtained the rights to sell "Dalley's magical pain extractor", a medicated ointment.[1][2] Clickener served as director of the Columbia Fire Insurance Company in New York City.[3] In 1855, he spearheaded the effort to incorporate Hoboken as a city. Hoboken residents approved the city charter by a vote of 237 to 185 on March 28, 1855.[4] Clickener was elected as the first mayor of Hoboken on April 10, 1855.[5]

In 1856, Clickener was appointed as Bank Commissioner for the State of New Jersey by Governor Rodman M. Price.[6] He was defeated for re-election for mayor in 1857. A Democrat, he served as a member of the New Jersey Senate from Hudson County from 1857 to 1859.[3]

Clickener died at the age of 46 on February 17, 1864 in Manhattan, New York City.[7] He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library Company of Phiiladelphia
  2. ^ Christopher Hoolihan, An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform, University of Rochester Press, 2008, p. 184
  3. ^ a b "Cornelius V. Clickener". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  4. ^ Dilworth, Richardson (2005). The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy. Harvard University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-674-01531-9. 
  5. ^ "April in Hoboken History". Hoboken Museum. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  6. ^ "City Bank of Hoboken". The New York Times. January 7, 1856. 
  7. ^ "Clickner". The New York Times. February 17, 1864. p. 5. Retrieved 2009-08-06. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Cornelius V. Clickener, in the 46th year of his age. 

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