Oscar L. Auf der Heide

Oscar Louis Auf der Heide ( born December 8, 1874 in New York City; † March 29, 1945 in West New York, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1935 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Oscar Auf der Heide attended the public schools of his home. In 1887 he came with his parents to West New York, New Jersey, where he worked in the real estate industry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1899 and 1902 he sat on the city council. In the years 1903 and 1904 he headed the local Board of Education. From 1908 to 1911 was on the heath deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. Between 1914 and 1917 he served as mayor of West New York. He was also from 1915 to 1924 a member and Chairman of the County Council from time to time in Hudson County.

In the congressional elections of 1924 was on the heath in the eleventh electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John J. Eagan on March 4, 1925. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1935 five legislative sessions. Since 1933, he represented the then newly created 14th district of his state. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Since 1933, the first New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1934 Oscar renounced Auf der Heide on another Congress candidate. In the following years he worked in the real estate business as well as in the insurance industry. He died on March 29, 1945 in West New York.