Oscar L. Auf der Heide

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Oscar Louis Auf der Heide (December 8, 1874 in New York City – March 29, 1945 in West New York, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1925–1933, and the 14th congressional district from 1933-1935.


Auf der Heide was born in New York City on December 8, 1874 and attended the public schools. He moved with his parents to West New York, New Jersey in 1887, where he later was engaged in the real estate business. He was a member of the town council from 1899–1902, and was a member and president of the board of education in 1903 and 1904. Auf Der Heide was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1908-1911. He served on the board of assessors of West New York in 1912 and 1913 and was Mayor of West New York, New Jersey from 1914 to 1917. He was elected as a member and subsequently a director of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, serving in office from 1915 to 1924.

Auf Der Heide was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1925-January 3, 1935. In redistricting following the United States Census, 1930, Auf der Heide was shifted to the newly created 14th congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.

After leaving Congress, Auf Der Heide resumed the real estate and insurance business. He died in West New York on March 29, 1945, and was interred in Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Eagan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Peter Angelo Cavicchia
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Edward J. Hart