Fred A. Hartley, Jr.

Fred Allan Hartley, Jr. ( born February 22, 1902 in Harrison, New Jersey, † May 11, 1969 in Linwood, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1949 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Fred Hartley attended the common schools and then studied at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. In the years 1923 and 1924 he worked as a librarian in Kearny. From 1924 to 1928 he was there the fire and police commissioner. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Hartley 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 Paul J. Moore on March 4, 1929. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1949 ten legislative periods. Since 1933 he represented as a successor of Frederick R. Lehlbach the tenth district of his state. During his time in Congress, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress was determined by the events of the Second World War and its consequences. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

From 1947 to 1949 Hartley was chairman of the education and labor committee. In 1947, he was with U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft initiator of the Taft-Hartley Act, by the trade union rights were restricted. 1948 renounced Fred Hartley on a bid again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as a business consultant. In 1954 he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. He died on 11 May 1969 in Linwood.