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Oscar Louis Auf der Heide (December 8, 1874 – March 29, 1945) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives from 1925 to 1935.

Oscar L. Auf der Heide
Oscar L. Auf der Heide (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From 1925's Pictorial Directory of the Sixty-Ninth Congress
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byJohn J. Eagan
Succeeded byEdward J. Hart
Constituency11th district (1925–33)
14th district (1933–35)
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1874-12-08)December 8, 1874
New York City, New York
DiedMarch 29, 1945(1945-03-29) (aged 70)
West New York, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic


Auf der Heide was born in New York City on December 8, 1874 and attended the public schools. He moved with his parents to West New York, New Jersey in 1887, where he later was engaged in the real estate business. He was a member of the town council from 1899–1902, and was a member and president of the board of education in 1903-04. Auf der Heide was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1908-11. He served on the board of assessors of West New York in 1912 and 1913 and was Mayor of West New York, New Jersey from 1914-17. He was elected as a member and subsequently a director of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, serving in office from 1915-24.

Auf der Heide was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1925 until January 3, 1935. In redistricting following the United States Census, 1930, he was shifted to the newly created 14th congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he resumed the real estate and insurance business. He died in West New York, New Jersey on March 29, 1945, aged 70, and was interred in Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen.[citation needed]


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Oscar L. Auf der Heide (id: A000338)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Oscar L. Auf der Heide at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Eagan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Peter Angelo Cavicchia
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Edward J. Hart