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 Pierre Prosper Garven

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Pierre Prosper Garven

Birth
Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 3 Mar 1938 (aged 65)
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Bayview Section
Memorial ID 15138350 View Source
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8th & 12th Mayor of Bayonne

Born Pierre Prosper Garvin (later became Garven), he worked as a clerk for the Central railroad of New Jersey while going to law school. He graduated and became an attorney for the railroad. Garven was very active playing tennis and baseball. In 1899, he married Mary McNaughton. Garven entered politics as a Republican and while the Democratic Party was split, he managed to get elected mayor in 1906. At age 34, he was, at the time, the youngest mayor ever elected and would serve two terms. His bid for a third term was stopped temporarily when he was defeated by Democrat John C. Cain in 1910. In 1915, after Mayor Bert J. Daly stepped down there was a special election which Gaven won for the third time. He served four more years as mayor until 1919. In 1916, Garven was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention. He was the leader of the Republican Party of Bayonne from 1906 to 1923. In 1919, Garven became the Hudson County Prosecutor of Pleas. He suffered a stroke while visiting his daughters and died later in the Jersey City Medical Center.


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  • Created by: Frank McGady
  • Added: 3 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15138350
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/15138350/pierre-prosper-garven : accessed ), memorial page for Pierre Prosper Garven (9 Jun 1872–3 Mar 1938), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15138350, citing Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Frank McGady (contributor 15991677) .