Thomas McEwan, Jr.

Thomas McEwan, Jr. ( born February 26, 1854 in Paterson, New Jersey; † 11 September 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1899 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas McEwan attended the common schools and worked in the building trade. After a subsequent law degree from Columbia University and his 1885 was admitted to the bar he began in New York City and Jersey City to work in this profession. In the years 1886 and 1887 he was assessor in Jersey City. From 1887 to 1888 he worked for the tax authorities of that city. From 1886 to 1906 he was secretary of Morgan Dix, Rector of Trinity Church in Manhattan. In 1892 and 1893 McEwan served as Federal election observers for New Jersey. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1877 and 1896 he was a delegate and secretary at all regional Republican party days at the state level for New Jersey and Hudson County. From 1878 to 1893 he served as secretary of a board member of his party in Hudson County. In 1892 and 1896 he participated as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant.

From 1893 to 1894 McEwan was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. There he was republican faction head in 1894. In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Bragg Fielder on March 4, 1895. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1899 two legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898.

In 1898, McEwan opted not to run again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1904 and 1924 he worked as a banker in West Hoboken. Thomas McEwan died on 11 September 1926 in Jersey City.