EICKHOFF, Anthony, (1827 - 1901)


EICKHOFF, Anthony, a Representative from New York; born in Westphalia, Prussia, September 11, 1827; taught school in Prussia; immigrated to the United States in 1847; settled in St. Louis, Mo. where he studied law; became an editor; edited papers in St. Louis, Dubuque, Louisville, and finally in New York in 1852; appointed commissary general of subsistence for the State of New York in 1863; member of the State assembly in 1864; city coroner in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; Fifth Auditor in the United States Treasury Department from August 1, 1885, to May 17, 1889; appointed fire commissioner in New York City in 1889; reappointed in 1891; at the time of his death he was auditor of the fire department; died in New York City November 5, 1901; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.