William F. Birch

William Fred Birch ( born August 30, 1870 in Newark, New Jersey; † January 25, 1946 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey ) was an American politician. In the years 1918 and 1919 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Birch attended the public schools in Dover, where he had moved in 1874 with his parents. He then attended the New Jersey State Model School and then to 1887 the Coleman's Business College in Newark. After that, he worked in the Chimney. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. For some years he was a member of the city council of Dover. Between 1910 and 1912 he sat in the New Jersey General Assembly.

After the death of Agressabgeordneten John H. Capstick Birch was at the due election for the fifth seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 November 1918. Since he did not run in the regular congressional elections of 1918, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1919. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Birch took his previous activities on again. He was also active in the fire insurance, in the automobile business and the banking industry. In 1941, he withdrew into retirement. He died on 25 January 1946 in Glen Ridge, and was buried in Dover.