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Edward Joseph Hart (March 25, 1893, Jersey City, New Jersey – April 20, 1961, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 14th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1935-1955.


Early years and education

Hart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on March 25, 1893, where he attended the public and parochial schools. He graduated from St. Peter's College in 1913 and from the law department of Georgetown University in 1924.


Hart was secretary to the Excise Commission, Washington, D.C. from 1913-1917, and chief field deputy, Internal Revenue Bureau from 1916-1921. He was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1924 and to the New Jersey bar in 1925. He practiced law in Jersey City since 1927 and was assistant corporation counsel of Jersey City from 1930-1934. He was chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 1944 until 1953.[1][2]

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving in Congress from January 3, 1935-January 3, 1955. In Congress he was chairman of the Committee on War Claims (Seventy-eighth Congress), House Committee on Un-American Activities (Seventy-ninth Congress) and the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1954

Later years

After leaving Congress, Hart was a member of State Board of Public Utility Commissioners from 1955-1960. He died in the West Allenhurst section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey on April 20, 1961, and was interred in St. Catharine's Cemetery, in Sea Girt, New Jersey.


  1. ^ "Representative Hart Elected to Succeed Mrs. Norton", The New York Times, August 18, 1944. Accessed June 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "Jersey Leadership Taken By Meyner", The New York Times, May 15, 1953. Accessed June 10, 2008.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Oscar L. Auf der Heide
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1935-January 3, 1955
Succeeded by
T. James Tumulty
Party political offices
Preceded by
Mary T. Norton
Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee
1944 – 1953
Succeeded by
Charles R. Howell


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