Harry Lancaster Towe

Harry Lancaster Towe ( born November 3, 1898 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † February 4, 1991 in Lakewood, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1943 and 1951 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harry Towe attended the public schools in Passaic. Between 1918 and 1920 he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis (Maryland). After studying law at the New Jersey Law School in Newark and his 1925 was admitted to the bar he began in Rutherford to work in this profession. Between 1929 and 1931 he was Federal Commissioner for New Jersey; 1931 to 1934 he was a special prosecutor on the staff of the Attorney General of his state. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1941 and 1942, he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1942, Towe was the ninth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frank C. Osmers on January 3, 1943. After four elections he could remain until his resignation on 7 September 1951 in the Congress. In his time as an MP, the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War fell.

Towes resignation came after he had been appointed Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey. This post he held until October 31, 1953. Thereafter, he practiced in Hackensack as a private lawyer. From 1960 to 1969 he was secretary and adviser of working in the publishing company Medical Economics, Inc. Harry Towe spent his last years in Kinnelon. He died on 4 February 1991 in Lakewood.