Frederick R. Lehlbach

Frederick Reimold Lehlbach ( born January 31, 1876 in New York City; † August 4, 1937 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1937 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frederick Lehlbach was the nephew of Congressman Herman Lehlbach ( 1845-1904 ). He attended the public schools in Newark (New Jersey), where he had moved in 1884 with his parents. Then he studied until 1897 at Yale University. After a subsequent study of law at New York Law School and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began to work in Newark in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1900 and 1903 he was a member of the Board of Education of Newark. In the years 1903-1905 Lehlbach was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1905 to 1908 he worked for the State Tax Committee. Between 1908 and 1913 he was deputy prosecutor in Essex County. He then practiced as a lawyer again.

In the congressional elections of 1914 Lehlbach was in the tenth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edward W. Townsend on March 4, 1915. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1937 eleven legislative periods. Since 1933 he represented as a successor to Mary Teresa Norton twelfth district of his state. From 1919 to 1925 he headed the committee to reform the civil service. In his time as a congressman of the First World War fell. At that time also the 18th, the 19th, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Since 1933, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1936, Frederick Lehlbach has not been confirmed. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked as a lawyer. He died on 4 August 1937 in the German capital Washington and was buried in Newark.