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Amos H. Radcliffe

Amos Henry Radcliffe (January 16, 1870 – December 29, 1950) was an American Republican politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district, serving in office from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1923.

Amos Henry Radcliffe
Amos H. Radcliffe (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byDow H. Drukker
Succeeded byGeorge N. Seger
Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
In office
Preceded byRobert H. Fordyce
Succeeded byClifford L. Newman
Personal details
BornJanuary 16, 1870
Paterson, New Jersey
DiedDecember 29, 1950(1950-12-29) (aged 80)
Balesville, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican


Radcliffe was born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 16, 1870. He attended the Paterson Public Schools, and graduated from the New York Trade School. Radcliffe served as a sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard from 1888-1893. He became a blacksmith and ornamental and structural iron worker. In 1896 became associated with his father’s firm and in 1907 was made secretary of James Radcliffe & Sons Co., a structural iron manufacturing company. Radcliffe was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1907-1912. He served as a delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1910, 1911, and 1912, was sheriff of Passaic County from 1912 to 1915 and was fish and game commissioner from 1914 to 1919. Radcliffe served as Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1916 to 1919.

Radcliffe was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1923, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed active interests in Radcliffe & Sons Company and was treasurer at the time of his death. he was the founder and a former president of the Franklin Trust Company, of Paterson, and served as chairman of the board. In 1925, he became a member of the Board of Standards and Appeals in Paterson. He died in Balesville, New Jersey, on December 29, 1950, and was interred in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson.[1]


  1. ^ "Amos H. Radcliffe, Ex-congressman, 80". The New York Times. December 30, 1950. Retrieved 2011-09-19. Amos H. Radcliffe, a former Congressman from the Seventh District of New Jersey, died today at near-by Baleville. His age was 80. ...

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