EAGAN, John Joseph, (1872 - 1956)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

EAGAN, John Joseph, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Hoboken, N.J., January 22, 1872; was graduated from public, parochial, and private schools; in 1894 founded and was president of the Eagan Schools of Business in Hoboken, Union Hill, and Hackensack, N.J., and Brooklyn, N.Y.; first vice president of the Merchants & Manufacturers’ Trust Co.; collector of taxes of Union, N.J., 1896-1899; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); delegate to the Democratic National Convention at San Francisco in 1920; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; again elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed his former business pursuits; member and president of the Board of Education, Weehawken, N.J., 1932-1940; appointed collector of taxes and custodian of school moneys of Weehawken in 1940; collector of taxes 1941-1955; resided in Weehawken, N.J., until his death in Paramus, N.J., June 13, 1956; interment in Rosendale Cemetery, Tillson, N.Y.