HARDENBERGH, Augustus Albert, (1830 - 1889)


HARDENBERGH, Augustus Albert, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., May 18, 1830; attended Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1844; took up residence in Jersey City in 1846 and was employed in a banking house in New York City; clerk in the Hudson County National Bank in 1852; member of the State house of assembly in 1853 and 1854; member of the board of education in 1855 and 1856; member of the common council of Jersey City 1857-1863, serving as president in 1860; moved to Bergen, N.J., in 1863; member of the city council of Bergen; elected State director of railroads in 1868; moved to Demarest, N.J., the same year; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872; moved to Jersey City in 1873; elected president of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; elected president of the Hudson County National Bank in 1878; elected to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; appointed a member of the Jersey City Board of Finance and Taxation in 1883-1889; appointed by Governor Abbett as a trustee of the State reform school in 1884; died in Jersey City, N.J., on October 5, 1889; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.