William H. F. Fiedler

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William H. F. Fiedler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Phineas Jones
Succeeded by Herman Lehlbach
Mayor of Newark
In office
January 1, 1880 – January 1, 1882
Preceded by Henry J. Yates
Succeeded by Henry Lang
Personal details
Born (1847-08-25)August 25, 1847
New York City
Died January 11, 1919(1919-01-11) (aged 71)
Newark, New Jersey
Political party Democratic

William Henry Frederick Fiedler (August 25, 1847, New York City – January 11, 1919, Newark, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.


Fiedler was born in New York City on August 25, 1847. He moved to New Jersey with his parents, who settled in Newark. He attended the public and high schools, and apprenticed to the hat-finishing trade at the age of fifteen. He was employed as a clerk and engaged in the retail hat and later in the men's clothing business. He was elected an alderman of Newark in 1876 and 1878, and was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1878 and 1879. He served as mayor of Newark from 1880–1882, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1881. He served again as a member of the General Assembly in 1882

He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection.

After leaving Congress, he was appointed postmaster of Newark on March 29, 1886, and served until October 1, 1889. He resumed his former business pursuits until 1905, when he engaged in the real estate business and in banking. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1904. He died in Newark on January 1, 1919, and was interred in Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Phineas Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Herman Lehlbach
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry J. Yates
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Succeeded by
Henry Lang