John P. Jaeckel

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John P. Jaeckel
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Jaeckel circa 1912
New York State Treasurer
In office
Personal details
Born (1865-04-22)April 22, 1865
Syracuse, New York
Died June 16, 1941(1941-06-16) (aged 76)
Auburn, New York

John P. Jaeckel (April 22, 1865 – June 16, 1941) was an American politician.[1]


Jaeckel was born on April 22, 1865 to German parents in Syracuse, New York.[2][3] The family then moved to Auburn, New York. He worked as a money order clerk at the Auburn post office, and later as a clerk and bookkeeper for a coal dealer.[2]

As a Republican, he was Auburn City Treasurer from 1895 to 1898.[3][2] He was New York State Treasurer from 1899 to 1902, elected in 1898 and 1900.[1][2]

On October 29, 1901, he was the foreman of the witnesses to the execution of Leon Czolgosz at Auburn State Prison.[4][5]

He was president of the New York State Prison Commission, and a member of the New York State Board of Parole which in 1904 denied number racketeer Albert J. Adams's application for parole.[6]

In 1920, he was chosen the first Auburn City Manager.[3] He died on June 16, 1941 in Auburn, New York.[3]


  1. ^ a b "John P. Jaeckel". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-04-30. ... of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Republican. New York state treasurer, 1899-1902. Burial location unknown. 
  2. ^ a b c d New York Red Book. 1901. John P. Jaeckel, Republican, of Auburn, State Treasurer, was born of German parents at Syracuse, N. Y., on April 22, 1865. He removed to Auburn, N. Y., at an early age, and has since been a resident of that city. He was educated in the public schools, and has been employed variously in positions of trust. Mr. Jaeckel served one term as moneyorder clerk at the Auburn post-office. He afterwards entered the employ of Douglas Beardsley, wholesale and retail coal dealer, as confidential clerk and bookkeeper. ... 
  3. ^ a b c d "John P. Jaeckel". United Press in the New York Times. June 17, 1941. Retrieved 2011-04-30. John P Jaeckel, Auburn's first City Manager died in his home here today at the age of 76. He was chosen City Manager in 1920 and two ... 
  4. ^ "Czolgosz's Last Day". Baltimore Sun. January 19, 1905. Retrieved 2011-04-30. With only a few hours yet to live Leon F. Czolgosz shows no signs of breaking down. ... Among those invited are: John P. Jaeckel, State Treasurer 
  5. ^ "Assassin Czolgosz Is Executed At Auburn. He Declared that He Felt No Regret for His Crime. Autopsy Disclosed No. Mental Abnormalities. Body Buried in Acid in the Prison Cemetery". New York Times. October 30, 1901. Retrieved 2011-04-30. At 7:12:30 o'clock this morning, Leon Frans Czolgosz, murderer of ... the formal finding in his case was composed as follows: Foreman, John P. Jaeckel. ... 
  6. ^ "No Parole for 'Al' Adams. State Board Decides Against ex-Policy King's Application". New York Times. April 6, 1904. Retrieved 2011-04-30. The Board of Parole to-day denied the application of "Al" Adams, the policy king of New York, for a conditional release, and he will have to serve ... John T. [sic] Jaeckel ... 

External links[edit]

  • [1] The Republican nominees, in NYT on September 28, 1898
  • [2] His report to the State Commission of Prisons, in NYT on January 19, 1905
  • [3] Prospective candidates for Congress, in NYT on June 11, 1922
Political offices
Preceded by
Addison B. Colvin
New York State Treasurer
Succeeded by
John G. Wickser