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Frank Hague Eggers
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1901
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1954
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

26th Mayor of Jersey City, N.J.

Nephew and successor to the legendary Hudson County political boss and mayor, Frank Hague of Jersey City. Eggers was the son of Hague's sister Alice who wanted her son to succeed her brother. When only 16, he served in the Merchant Marine during World War I. Eggers graduated from Fordham Law School and became a lawyer in 1930. He married Mary Louise McDonald and they had three children; Frank Hague Eggers Jr., Mary Louise and Alice Loretta. During World War II, he was a chief boatswain's mate in the Coast Guard on local duty. In 1942, while in the Coast Guard, his uncle the mayor had Eggers appointed to the City Commission. He was elected to a full term in 1945. When his uncle ended his 30-year reign as mayor of Jersey City and retired in June of 1947, he choose Eggers to be his successor. Many saw this so called "coronation" as a way for Hague to keep power. Eggers short term as mayor was overshadowed by his powerful uncle. Hague's long time political ally, John V. Kenny, was so angry at being passed over as Hague's successor that he launched an "Anti-Hague" campaign and defeated Eggers in the mayoral election of 1949. In 1953, Eggers was elected back to the City Commission, but Mayor Kenny had the power and relegated Eggers to a minor role. Eggers died two years before his famous uncle. 
 
Burial:
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block A - Plot 165
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Aug 12, 2004
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Frank Hague Eggers
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Frank Hague Eggers
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