Augustus Albert Hardenbergh
Augustus Albert Hardenbergh ( born May 18, 1830 in New Brunswick, New Jersey; † October 5, 1889 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879, and again from 1881 to 1883, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Augustus Hardenbergh attended until 1844 the Rutgers College in New Brunswick. In 1846, he moved to Jersey City. In neighboring New York, he worked as a bank clerk. In 1852 he was employed by the Hudson County National Bank. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1853 and 1854 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. After that, he was a member of the 1855-1856 Education Committee. From 1857 to 1863 Hardenbergh also sat on the City Council of Jersey City, which he chaired in 1860. In 1863 he moved to Bergen, where he was a member of the local council. In 1868 was Hardenbergh State Representative for the railway system in New Jersey; at that time he moved to Demarest. In July 1872 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore in part, on the Horace Greeley was nominated as a presidential candidate. Since 1873, Hardenbergh again lived in Jersey City; the following year he became president of the railway company Northern Railroad of New Jersey.
In the congressional elections of 1874 Hardenbergh 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 Isaac W. Scudder on March 4, 1875. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. In 1878 he abandoned a bid again. In the same year he became president of the Hudson County National Bank.
In 1880 he successfully applied for the return to the Congress. There he took over from the March 4, 1881 Lewis A. Brigham, who was two years earlier become his successor. 1882 no longer stood Hardenbergh. He resigned on March 3, 1883 final out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Between 1889 and 1889 he was a member of the Finance and Tax Committee of Jersey City. In 1884 he was curator of the State Reform School. He died on October 5, 1889 in Jersey City and was buried in Newark.