Cornelius Augustine McGlennon

Cornelius Augustine McGlennon ( born December 10, 1878 in East Newark, New Jersey, † June 13, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1921 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cornelius McGlennon attended Holy Cross School in Harrison and St. Francis Xavier's High School in New York City. Then he studied until 1899 at the Seton Hall College in South Orange. Between 1901 and 1926 McGlennon worked alongside his other fields of work as a school director. After studying law at the New Jersey Law School in Newark and his 1916 was admitted to the bar he began in East Newark to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1917 and 1918 McGlennon belonged to the New Jersey Senate, where he in 1918 the democratic faction headed. In addition, he served 1907-1919 as mayor of East Newark.

In the congressional elections of 1918 McGlennon was in the eighth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edward W. Gray on March 4, 1919. Since he has not been confirmed in 1920, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1921. During this time, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives McGlennon first practiced as a lawyer again. Since 1924 until his death he was appeal judges. He was also a 1926-1931 School Board in Harrison. In 1920 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in San Francisco, has been nominated for the James M. Cox as their presidential candidate. Cornelius McGlennon died on June 13, 1931 in Newark, and was buried in East Orange.