Joseph Wagner (Brooklyn)

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Joseph Wagner (1903)

Joseph Wagner (born 1853 Alsace, France) was an American politician from New York.


The family emigrated to the United States in 1856, and settled in Newark, New Jersey. In 1868, Wagner removed to Brooklyn and became a carpenter. In 1875, he opened his own business as a carpenter, builder and contractor. Later he became a general contractor and executed public works of large proportions in Brooklyn.

He was Messenger to the Board of Aldermen of Brooklyn from 1881 to 1883; and Superintendent of the Truant Home from 1883 to 1884.

Wagner was a member of the New York State Senate (9th D.) from 1899 to 1904, sitting in the 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th and 127th New York State Legislatures.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
Julius L. Wieman
New York State Senate
9th District

Succeeded by
Conrad Hasenflug