George N. Seger

George Nicholas Seger ( born January 4, 1866 in New York City; † August 26, 1940 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1923 and 1940 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Seger attended the public schools of his home. In 1899 he came to Passaic in New Jersey, where he worked in the construction industry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1906 and 1911 he was a member of the Education Committee of Passaic; 1911 to 1919 he was mayor of that city. In 1916 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in part in Chicago, was nominated for the Charles Evans Hughes as a presidential candidate. In the years 1917 and 1918, Seger was president of the Association of Cities of New Jersey. From 1919 to 1923 he was city treasurer. During the First World War he was a member of the National Defence Council.

In the congressional elections of 1922, Seger was selected in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Amos H. Radcliffe on March 4, 1923. After eight elections he could remain until his death on August 26, 1940 in Congress. Since 1933 he represented as a successor to Fred A. Hartley eighth district of his state. During his time in Congress, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified.