Archibald Chapman HART, Congress, NJ (1873-1935)


HART, Archibald Chapman, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lennoxville, Province of Quebec, Canada, February 27, 1873; moved with his parents to New York City in 1882 and to Hackensack, N.J., in 1884; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Hackensack, N.J.; served in the Second Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; served four years in the Twenty-third Regiment of the New York National Guard; banker, publisher, and real estate operator; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Hughes and served from November 5, 1912, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress but was later elected to this Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis J. Martin; reelected to the Sixty-fourth Congress and served from July 22, 1913, to March 3, 1917; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1916; resumed the practice of law and his former business pursuits in Hackensack and resided in Teaneck, N.J.; prosecuting attorney for Bergen County 1920-1930; died in Teaneck, N.J., July 24, 1935; interment in Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present