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John Joseph Eagan (January 22, 1872 – June 13, 1956) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 11th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1913 to 1921.

John J. Eagan
John J. Eagan (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byArchibald E. Olpp
Succeeded byOscar L. Auf der Heide
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byArchibald E. Olpp
Personal details
Born(1872-01-22)January 22, 1872
Hoboken, New Jersey
DiedJune 13, 1956(1956-06-13) (aged 84)
Paramus, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic


Born in Hoboken, New Jersey to Irish immigrant parents,[1] he graduated from public, parochial, and private schools. In 1894, he founded and was president of the Eagan Schools of Business in Hoboken, Union Hill, and Hackensack, New Jersey and Brooklyn. He was the first vice president of the Merchants & Manufacturers' Trust Co. and collector of taxes of Union Township, Union County, New Jersey 1896-1899.

Eagan in February 1920.

Eagan was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921). He was a delegate to the 1920 Democratic National Convention at San Francisco, California. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress. He was again elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925) but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924.

After Congress, Eagan resumed his former business pursuits. He served as a member and president of the Board of Education, Weehawken, New Jersey 1932-1940 and was appointed collector of taxes and custodian of school moneys of Weehawken in 1940 and collector of taxes 1941-1955. He resided in Weehawken until his death in Paramus, New Jersey in 1956 and was buried Tillson, New York.


  • United States Congress. "John J. Eagan (id: E000001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John J. Eagan at Find a Grave
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved March 15, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
New Seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921
Succeeded by
Archibald E. Olpp
Preceded by
Archibald E. Olpp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Succeeded by
Oscar L. Auf der Heide