John J. Eagan

John Joseph Eagan ( born January 22, 1872 in Hoboken, New Jersey, † June 13, 1956 in Paramus, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1921, and again in 1923 to 1925, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Eagan attended both public and private schools. In 1894 he founded in various cities in New Jersey and New York City trade schools whose first director he was. He was also vice president of the company Merchants & Manufacturers' Trust Co. In the years 1896 to 1899 Eagan served as tax collector in the town of Union. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1912 he was in the then newly created eleventh electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1913. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In addition, at that time the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. In 1920, Eagan was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, was nominated on the James M. Cox as their presidential candidate.

In the elections of 1920 Eagan defeated by Republican Archibald E. Olpp. After he had done two years later, the re-entry into Congress, he was on March 4, 1923 Olpp detached again and spend up to 3 March 1925 another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1924, he was not prepared by his party for re-election. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Eagan took his previous activities on again. From 1932 to 1940 he was a member of the Education Committee of Weehawken; 1941-1955 he was there also a tax collector. He died on June 13, 1956 in Paramus.