Frank H. Eggers

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Frank Hague Eggers
31st Mayor of Jersey City
In office
June 17, 1947 – May 16, 1949
Preceded by Frank Hague
Succeeded by John V. Kenny
Personal details
Born (1901-02-22)February 22, 1901
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died July 8, 1954(1954-07-08) (aged 53)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary McDonald
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey
Religion Roman Catholic

Frank Hague Eggers (February 22, 1901 – July 8, 1954) was an American attorney, jurist, and Democratic Party politician who served one term as the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey from 1947 to 1949. Eggers was appointed mayor following the retirement of his uncle, Frank Hague, and it was understood that his uncle continued to hold the real power. He was defeated in 1949 by John V. Kenny, ending the Hague organization's three-decade rule.

Prior to serving as mayor, Eggers had served as a city and county judge, spent four years as personal secretary to Mayor Hague, and served on the city commission in Jersey City.[1] Eggers was a delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional Convention of 1947, and signatory of the resulting New Jersey State Constitution.[2] He later served as a director of the New Jersey State Bar Association.[3]

Eggers died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 8, 1954, at the age of 53.[4] His wake was held at the Quinn funeral home which operated in the Van Wagenen House. His uncle, Hague, was served with a subpeona during the event.[5] Eggers was interred at Holy Name Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milestones". TIME. July 19, 1954. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey State Constitution". State of New Jersey. p. 28. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bar Activities". ABA Journal. 37: 702. September 1951. 
  4. ^ United Press International, "Hague Given Subpoena at Funeral; Police Check Crowd in Near Rioting", Philadelphia Inquirer (July 13, 1954). Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  5. ^ DiIonno, Mark (2000). A guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War trail for families and history buffs. Rutgers University Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-8135-2770-3.