William McAdoo (New Jersey)

William McAdoo (* October 25, 1853 in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, † June 7, 1930 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1891 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1865, William McAdoo came with his parents from Ireland to Jersey City, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1874 and its recent approval as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began to work in this profession. Between 1870 and 1875 he also worked as a newspaper reporter. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1882 he sat as a Member of the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1882 McAdoo was seventh in the electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Augustus Albert Hardenbergh on March 4, 1883. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 four legislative sessions. Between 1887 and 1889 he was chairman of the militia committee. In 1890, McAdoo was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. During the second term of President Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) was McAdoo, succeeding James R. Soley Deputy Secretary of the Navy ( Assistant Secretary of the Navy ). In 1904 he joined the successor of Francis Vinton Greene as Head ( Commissioner) of the New York Police Department for a two-year term; he since 1892. lived there already In the following years, McAdoo operated again as a lawyer. He also dealt with literary matters. Since 1910 until his death he was chairman of the magistrates in the first judicial district of New York City. He died on June 7, 1930 in New York City and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.