William E. Tuttle, Jr.

William Edgar Tuttle Jr. ( born December 10, 1870 in Horseheads, Chemung County, New York, † February 11 in Westfield, New Jersey, 1923 ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1915 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Tuttle attended Horseheads High School and thereafter until 1887, the Elmira Free Academy. He then studied for two years at Cornell University in Ithaca. Then he went into the lumber business in Westfield. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1908 and 1916 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In the congressional elections of 1910 he was in the fifth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles N. Fowler on March 4, 1911. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1915 two legislative sessions. During this time, the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1914, Tuttle was defeated by Republican John H. Capstick. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again in the lumber business. In 1916, he served as an American officer for the Panama - Pacific International Exposition, the World's Fair in San Francisco; In 1919 he was in New Jersey Chairman of the Commission for environmental protection and development ( State Board of Conservation and Development). Tuttle was also active in the insurance business and in banking. In 1921 he was State Representative for the banking industry and the insurance industry. He also founded the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New Jersey. William Tuttle died on 11 February 1923 in Westfield.