John M. Corlies

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John Minton Corlies (October 30, 1868[1] – March 8, 1926[2]) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Monmouth County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Shrewsbury Township Committee, and as mayor of Rumson.


Corlies was born in Middletown Township and attended school there and in Rumson, where his family moved when he was twelve years old. He assisted his father in managing the Dr. Erich Parmly estate in Rumson, and eventually went into the trucking and livery business.[3] He was a member of the Rumson Fire Company.

He served on the Shrewsbury Township Committee and later as Mayor of Rumson after that borough's incorporation.[4] In the Democratic landslide of 1910, Corlies was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. At the January 1911 annual reorganization, he was chosen as Director, succeeding Republican William B. Conover. He would serve on the board until 1916, when he was defeated by Republican Borden A. Jeffrey. Charles M. Wyckoff succeeded Corlies as Director in 1917.

John Minton Corlies died of a heart attack on March 8, 1926.

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  1. ^ History of Monmouth County, New Jersey 1664 - 1920, 1922, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
  2. ^ Red Bank Register, March 10, 1926
  3. ^ History of Monmouth County, New Jersey 1664 - 1920, 1922, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
  4. ^ Gabrielan, Randall. Rumson: Shaping a Superlative Suburb, p. 35. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-7385-2398-4. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Opponents cried 'political revenge', observing that Shrewsbury Township had just elected its first Democratic majority in about two decades, one which would be destroyed by taking from office Oceanic's John M. Corlies."
Political offices
Preceded by
William B. Conover
Monmouth County Freeholder Director
Succeeded by
Charles M. Wyckoff