KLINE, Ardolph Loges, (1858 - 1930)


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KLINE, Ardolph Loges, a Representative from New York; born near Newton, Sussex County, N.J., February 21, 1858; attended public schools in Newton, N.J., and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; moved to New York City in 1873 and entered the employ of W.C. Peet & Co.; joined the New York National Guard as a private in 1876; served as lieutenant colonel of the Fourteenth Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War; commissioned colonel of the Fourteenth Regiment, New York National Guard, January 24, 1901; served on the board of aldermen of New York City 1904-1907; appointed assistant appraiser of merchandise for the port of New York by President Roosevelt on January 1, 1908, and served until July 1, 1911, when he resigned; again a member of the board of aldermen in 1912 and 1913; vice chairman of the board of aldermen in 1912 and acting mayor of New York City that year; was president of the board of aldermen in 1913; upon the death of Mayor William J. Gaynor became mayor of New York City for the unexpired term and served from September 10, 1913, to January 1, 1914; again elected a member of the board of aldermen for the term 1914-1915, but resigned on January 6, 1914; commissioner of taxes and assessments 1914-1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; served as New York manager of the sea service bureau of the United States Shipping Board from May 4, 1923, until his death in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 13, 1930; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.