William M. Bergen

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William M. Bergen (February, 1862 – February 6, 1934) was an American Republican Party politician, who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.


A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, William M. Bergen worked as a liveryman prior to the automobile era. He was elected to the Board of Freeholders in the Republican landslide of 1914, and served until 1926. Bergen, a Belmar resident, served as Director of the Board for the years 1919 and 1920.[1]

After leaving the board, Bergen was appointed County Road Supervisor. On February 6, 1934, while driving home from Freehold, his car slid on an icy road in Howell Township and struck a utility pole. A transformer was jarred loose by the impact and fell, striking Bergen and killing him instantly.[2]

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  1. ^ Minutes, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  2. ^ Red Bank Register, February 7, 1934
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles M. Wyckoff
Monmouth County Freeholder Director
Succeeded by
Bryant B. Newcomb