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|Creator:||Deuell, Edgar P.|
|Title:||Edgar P. Deuell Papers|
|Abstract:||This collection contains various materials on the childhood and political career of Edgar P. Deuell, former mayor of Hackensack, NJ, including report cards, newspaper clippings, flyers, and correspondence.|
|Quantity:||.33 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 1645|
Edgar Partridge Deuell was born on July 9, 1905 in Montreal, Canada. He received a degree in economics from Brown University in 1928 and spent the majority of his life in Hackensack, NJ. He was employed as a statistician at The American Telephone and Telegraph Company for 30 years. He was married to Helen Trenchard and together they had one daughter, Helen. Around 1950, he and some other citizens of Hackensack formed the Good Government League. This political organization, lead by Deuell, sought to clean up the Hackensack political scene, which was being manipulated by the mafia. In 1953, Deuell and the the Good Government League supported a number of political candidates who were elected into office. A year later, Deuell was elected mayor of Hackensack, but his tenure was short lived. In July 1959, citizens became angry at their tax increase and in October of that year, Deuell and his constituents were voted out of office in a recall election. After his failure as mayor, Deuell was appointed commissioner of the Bergen County Sewer Authority. In later years, he ran unsuccessfully for freeholder in the area. He retired in 1968 and moved to Florida. He passed away in 1995, survived by a daughter, Helen Deuell Carter.
This collection contains various materials on the childhood and political career of Edgar P. Deuell, former mayor of Hackensack. There are various materials from his early life, such as report cards and play programs. The rest of the documents have to do with his service to the town of Hackensack. There are numerous newspaper clippings that document Deuell's time as mayor from the local newspapers. Many are relevant to the actions of Deuell as mayor. There is also a lot of information about the 1959 and 1963 recalls in which Deuell was voted out as the town mayor. There are various campaign flyers, letters and clippings about the actions of the Good Government League and its attempts to keep Deuell and his constituents in power. There are also a number of official town documents, ordinances and correspondence. These are from Deuell's time as mayor and deal with various happenings within the town of Hackensack.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Deuell, Edgar P., 1906-1995.|
|AT & T|
|Bergen County Sewer Authority (Bergen County, N.J.)|
|Good Government League (Hackensack, NJ)|
|Municipal government--Records and correspondence|
|Municipal government records.|
General Ordinances of the City of Hackensack N.J.: Revision and Codification of 1959. Hackensack, NJ: Walsh Printing Company, 1959. (see card catalog)
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1645, Edgar P. Deuell Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Gift of David Carter, 2003.
Brown Alumni Magazine "Obituaries, October 1995 : Edgar Partridge Deuell" <http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/storydetail.cfm?ID=427> 06 June 2006.
|1||1||"Against Recall"- Newspaper clippings, Supreme Court of NJ Documents||1954-1970|
|1||2||"Against Recall"- Correspondence||1957-1959|
|1||3||"Against Recall- Campaign Material||1958-1963|
|1||4||Town Records and Correspondence||1953-1954|
|1||5||Town Records and Correspondence||1955-1956|
|1||6||Town Records and Correspondence||1954 1955|
|1||7||Official Town Documents and Correspondence||1957|
|1||8||Official Town Documents and Correspondences||1957-1958|
|1||9||Official Town Documents and Correspondence||1957-1958|
|1||10||Edgar P. Deuell- Miscellaneous||1909-1995|
|1||11||Edgar P. Deuell- Miscellaneous Childhood & School Items (2/2)||1905-1956|
|2||1||Newspaper Clippings (1/3)||1957|
|2||2||Newspaper Clippings (2/3)||1957|
|2||3||Newspaper Clippings (3/3)||1957|
|2||4||Other Newspaper Clippings||1953|
|2||5||Other Newspaper Clippings||1953|
|2||6||Other Newspaper Clippings||1953|
|2||7||Other Newspaper Clippings||1954|
|2||8||Miscellaneous Material- Newspaper Clippings, Edgar P. Deuell information||1953-1959|
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