Archibald C. Hart

Archibald Chapman Hart ( born February 27, 1873 in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, † July 24, 1935 in Teaneck, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1912 and 1917 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1882, Archibald Hart came with his parents first to New York City. Two years later the family moved to Hackensack, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1896 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Hackensack to work in this profession. During the Spanish- American War of 1898 he served in a volunteer unit from New Jersey. Then he was four years in the National Guard of New Jersey. Later, Hart worked as a banker, publisher, and in the real estate industry. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In July 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan for the third time as a presidential candidate.

Following the resignation of Congressman William Hughes Hart was at the due election for the sixth seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 5, 1912. Since he was not nominated at the regular elections of the year 1912 by his party, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1913. After the death of 1912 elected as his successor Lewis J. Martin Hart was re-elected in a by-election to Congress. After a re-election he was able to implement his mandate in the U.S. House of Representatives between 22 July 1913 and the March 3, 1917 this time. In 1916 he abandoned a bid again.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Archibald Hart practiced as a lawyer again. He also took his other past activities on again. Between 1920 and 1930 he served as a prosecutor in Bergen County. He died on July 24, 1935 in Teaneck and was buried in Hackensack.