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Edward Hoos
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1850
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Oct. 24, 1912
New Jersey, USA

22nd Mayor of Jersey City

Hoos was born in Neuwied am Rhine, Germany. He was an upholster and after immigrating to the United States, started a furniture business in Jersey City. His wife Dora Wilkins, of Hanover, Germany, died in 1890. In 1897, he was pushed by Democratic political boss, Robert Davis, to run for mayor. Hoos easily won by over 3,000 votes. Hoos won re-election by an even bigger margin of 7,000 votes in 1899. Hoos had served two terms (May 3, 1897 to December 31, 1901), but Boss Davis knew the voters wanted a change and dumped Hoos from the ticket in 1901 in favor of Edward L. Young, son of Edward F. C. Young (Davis' financial backing). It didn't matter to the voters who swept in Republican Mark Fagan as mayor.  
 
Burial:
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Apr 24, 2004
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