Amos H. Radcliffe

Amos Henry Radcliffe ( born January 16, 1870 in Paterson, New Jersey, † December 29, 1950 in Baleville, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1923 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Amos Radcliffe attended the public schools of his home and then the New York Trade School. He then served an apprenticeship as a blacksmith and worked in the iron processing later. Between 1888 and 1893 he was sergeant in the National Guard of New Jersey. Since 1896 he worked for the company James Radcliffe & Sons Co., which belonged to his father and was located in the iron industry. By 1907, he rose to become its secretary. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1907 and 1912 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. In the years 1910, 1911 and 1912 he was a delegate to the regional Republican party days in New Jersey. From 1912 to 1915 Radcliffe was as sheriff sheriff in Passaic County; 1914 to 1919, he served there as a hunting and fishing Officer. Between 1916 and 1919 he also served as mayor of the city of Paterson.

In the congressional elections of 1918, Radcliffe was in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Dow H. Drukker on March 4, 1919. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1923 two legislative sessions. 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, by the women's suffrage was introduced nationwide. In 1922, Radcliffe was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again for the family-owned company whose treasurer he was. Radcliffe was also the founder and president of the Franklin Trust Company in Paterson. In this city he became a member of the Board of Standards and Appeals. He died on December 29, 1950 in Baleville and was buried in Paterson.