Paul J. Krebs

Paul Joseph Krebs (May 26, 1912 – September 17, 1996) was an American Democratic Party politician and U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district.

Paul J. Krebs
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byGeorge M. Wallhauser
Succeeded byFlorence P. Dwyer
Personal details
Born(1912-05-26)May 26, 1912
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 1996(1996-09-17) (aged 84)
Hallandale, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Before his election to Congress, Krebs was President of the New Jersey State Congress of Industrial Organizations (1954–1961) and President of the New Jersey United Auto Workers Council (1961–1965). He was elected in 1964 to the 89th United States Congress, but he did not run for reelection in 1966, after his seat was eliminated in redistricting. He served as director for the New Jersey State Office of Consumer Protection under Governor Richard J. Hughes from 1967 to 1970.

Krebs ran for the United States Senate against Republican incumbent Clifford P. Case in 1972 but lost by almost 30 points. He ran for the House again in 1974, but lost the Democratic primary to Frederick Bohen, who lost the open seat race to Millicent Fenwick. He died in September 1996 in Hallandale, Florida.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Paul J. Krebs (id: K000326)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Warren W. Wilentz
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 2) from New Jersey
Succeeded by
Bill Bradley