ACKERMAN, Ernest Robinson, (1863 - 1931)


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ACKERMAN, Ernest Robinson, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City, N.Y., June 17, 1863; moved with his parents to Plainfield, N.J., very shortly thereafter; educated at public and private schools and was graduated from the Plainfield High School in 1880; engaged in cement manufacturing; member of the common council of Plainfield, N.J., in 1891 and 1892; member of the State senate 1905-1911, serving as president in 1911; delegate to the Republican National Conventions at Chicago in 1908 and in 1916; member of the board of trustees of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., 1916-1920; Federal food administrator for Union County during the First World War; member of the State board of education 1918-1920; member of the New Jersey Geological Survey and associate of the American Society of Civil Engineers; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Plainfield, N.J., October 18, 1931; interment in the family plot, Hillside Cemetery.