Elmer H. Geran

Elmer Hendrickson Geran ( born October 24, 1875 in Matawan, New Jersey; † January 12, 1954 in Marlboro, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1923 and 1925 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elmer Geran attended the common schools and the Glenwood Military Academy. In 1895 he graduated from Peddie Institute in Hightstown then. This was followed up in 1899 to study at Princeton University. After a subsequent study of law at New York Law School and his 1901 was admitted as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began 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 1911 and 1912 and 1916-1917 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly; 1912 to 1915 he was a member of the Water Commission of the State of New Jersey. From 1915 to 1917 Geran worked as deputy prosecutor in Monmouth County. After that, he was until 1920 when Sheriff Sheriff in this district. In the years 1920 and 1921 he worked for several months as the successor of Joseph Lamb Bodine Attorney for New Jersey. He then practiced as a lawyer in Asbury Park.

In the congressional elections of 1922, Geran was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Republican T. Frank Appleby took on 4 March 1923 that he had beaten in the election. Since it against Appleby, who then died shortly after the election, lost in 1924, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1925. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Elmer Geran worked until 1927 as a lawyer again. After that, he worked for the company Gravel & Sand Co. New Jersey. At the time of his death on 12 January 1954, he was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.