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Archibald C. Hart

Archibald Chapman Hart (February 27, 1873, Lennoxville, Quebec – July 24, 1935, Teaneck, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1912–1913 and again from 1913–1917.

Archibald C. Hart
Archibald C. Hart (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From Volume I of 1917's Scannell's New Jersey First Citizens.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th district
In office
July 22, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byLewis J. Martin
Succeeded byJohn R. Ramsey
In office
November 5, 1912 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byWilliam Hughes
Succeeded byLewis J. Martin
Personal details
Born(1873-02-27)February 27, 1873
Lennoxville, Quebec
DiedJuly 24, 1935(1935-07-24) (aged 62)
Teaneck, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Hart was born in Lennoxville, Quebec on February 27, 1873. He moved with his parents to New York City in 1882 and to Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1884. He attended the common schools and studied law. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Hackensack. Hart served in the Second Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish–American War and served four years in the Twenty-third Regiment of the New York Army National Guard. By profession, he was a banker, publisher, and real estate operator. Hart was selected as a delegate to the 1908 Democratic National Convention.

Hart was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Hughes and served in office from November 5, 1912, to March 3, 1913, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He was later elected to this Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis J. Martin and reelected to the Sixty-fourth Congress, where he served in office from July 22, 1913, to March 3, 1917. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1916.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law and his former business pursuits in Hackensack and resided in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was the prosecuting attorney for Bergen County from 1920–1930. He died in Teaneck on July 24, 1935, and was interred in Hackensack Cemetery in Hackensack.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Archibald C. Hart (id: H000283)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Archibald Chapman Hart at The Political Graveyard
  • Archibald C. Hart at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

November 5, 1912 – March 3, 1913
Succeeded by
Lewis J. Martin
Preceded by
Lewis J. Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

July 22, 1913–March 3, 1917
Succeeded by
John R. Ramsey