Edward W. Gray

Edward Winthrop Gray ( born August 18, 1870 in Jersey City, New Jersey, † June 10, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1919 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Gray attended the public schools of his home. In the years 1894-1896 he worked as a newspaper reporter in New York City. After that, he was in New Jersey owner and editor of several newspapers. From 1902 to 1904 he was president and manager of the Newark Daily Advertising Publishing Co. Thereafter, he served between 1904 and 1907 as secretary to Governor Edward C. Stokes. Subsequently, he was entrusted with the investigation of Mietwesens in New Jersey. By 1908 he was a member of the Commission to monitor the rental situation in his state. Politically, Gray Member of the Republican Party. From 1908 to 1913 he was secretary of the State Board of his party. 1909 Gray founded in Newark, the company Commercial Casualty Insurance Co.

In the congressional elections of 1914 he 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 Eugene F. Kinkead on March 4, 1915. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 two legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. 1918 Edward Gray ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. In 1924 and 1928 he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for Congress and Senate elections. During this time he worked as a publisher, author and lecturer. He died on June 10, 1942 in Newark.