Herman Lehlbach

Herman Lehlbach ( born July 3, 1845 in Heiligkreuzsteinach, Grand Duchy of Baden, † January 11, 1904 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1891 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


A native of today's Baden- Württemberg Herman Lehlbach came in 1851 with his parents to Newark, New Jersey, where he attended the public schools. He then worked in construction. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1884 and 1886 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. In the congressional elections of 1884 Lehlbach was in the sixth constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Fiedler on March 4, 1885. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 three legislative periods. In 1890 he abandoned a bid again.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Herman Lehlbach again worked in the construction industry. Between 1893 and 1896 he served as sheriff and police chief in Essex County. He died on 11 January 1904 in Newark, where he was also buried. His nephew Frederick R. Lehlbach was also a congressman.