Ernest Harold CLUETT, Congress, NY (1874-1954)


CLUETT, Ernest Harold, a Representative from New York; born in Troy, N.Y., July 13, 1874; attended the public schools; was graduated from Albany (N.Y.) Academy in 1892 and from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1896; also studied at Oxford University in England; treasurer of Cluett, Peabody & Co. 1900-1916, vice president 1916-1929, and chairman of the board of directors 1929-1937; head of the employment division of the Watervliet (N.Y.) Government Arsenal in 1918; served on a special mission to France for the Y.M.C.A. in 1918; member of the National War Work Council; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1934; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; retired from public life and resided in Palm Beach, Fla., and Troy, N.Y.; died in Troy, N.Y., February 4, 1954; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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