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Name Grogan, John J.
Othernames Grogan, Johnnie
Imagefile Grogan, John J_.jpg
Born 03/26/1914
Deceased 09/16/1968
Mother Catherine May Grogan Dirks
Father ____ Grogan
Spouse Grogan, Eileen McNulty
Children James Peter
Patricia
Places of residence 822 Hudson St., Hoboken
when Mayor: 339 Garden St., Hoboken
Occupation Mayor of Hoboken, 1953-1965
International Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, IUM-SWA: vice president 1943-1951, president 1951-1968.
Relationships Sisters:
Anna Grogan Finger
Dorothy Grogan Kovic
Margaret Grogan Ross
Josephine Grogan Grumbach

Brothers:
James Nicholas Grogan
Thomas Grogan
Andrew Grogan

Stepfather:
John Dirks

Stepbrother:
Joseph Dirks
Caption John J. Grogan
No Archives 32
No Library 3
No Objects 9
No Photos 33

Associated Records

Image of Typed letter to Hoboken Mayor Grogan from Florence Miller re infested trees and her treatment at City Hall when requesting help, May 26, 1959. - Letter

Typed letter to Hoboken Mayor Grogan from Florence Miller re infested trees and her treatment at City Hall when requesting help, May 26, 1959. - Letter

Typed carbon of letter to Hoboken Mayor Grogan from Florence Miller about caterpillar infested trees and her treatment by a Mr. D'Amelia at City Hall when requesting help, May 26, 1959. Single leaf, not signed. Mentions that four generations of her family have been organization Democrats in Hoboken.

Image of Invitation to Madeline Miller to attend a coffee party for Mayor Grogan and his candidates, April 14, 1957. - Invitation

Invitation to Madeline Miller to attend a coffee party for Mayor Grogan and his candidates, April 14, 1957. - Invitation

Invitation to Madeline Miller to attend a coffee party for Mayor Grogan and his candidates, April 14, 1957. Single sheet folded to 4-7/16" high x 5-3/16" wide. Printed in black. Printed invitation has a drawn coffee cup on the cover with the slogans: "Progress" Not Promises; Continue Better Government. Also on the cup is the slate: Grogan (in center), Borrone, Mongiello, De Pascale, Turso. The printed inside reads: You are Cordially invited to be My Guest | at a | COFFEE PARTY | Honoring | Mayor John J. Grogan and His Candidates | On [holographic ink] April 14 - 3 to 5 Pm | at [holographic ink] Union Club | [italics] Won't you please attand and bring a friend? | [signed] Marie L. Ti

Image of Political handbill: Anti-Grogan flier issued in support of Fred De Sapio and a slate of Independent candidates for Hoboken offices, no date, ca. 1960 - Handbill, Political

Political handbill: Anti-Grogan flier issued in support of Fred De Sapio and a slate of Independent candidates for Hoboken offices, no date, ca. 1960 - Handbill, Political

Political handbill: Anti-Grogan political flyer issued in support of Fred De Sapio and a slate of Independent candidates for Hoboken offices, no date, ca. 1960. 8-1/2" x 14" high, printed both sides.

Image of This Traffic Jam is 30 Years Old. Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, no date [ca. 1963-64]. - Booklet

This Traffic Jam is 30 Years Old. Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, no date [ca. 1963-64]. - Booklet

This Traffic Jam is 30 Years Old. Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, Streets, Highway & Transportation Committee, Hoboken, no date [ca. 1963-64]. Oblong 7" x 10" wide pamphlet, [16] pp., illustrated. Includes aerial photographs for a proposed highway. Letters of support from local government officers including Mayor John J. Grogan of Hoboken.

Image of Car bumper sticker: Grogan for U.S.Senator, no place (Hoboken), [1958.] - Sticker

Car bumper sticker: Grogan for U.S.Senator, no place (Hoboken), [1958.] - Sticker

Political campaign car bumper sticker: Grogan for U.S. Senator, no place (Hoboken), [1958.] 4" wide x 9" high, self-adhesive backing, not used. An unsuccessful Senate primary campaign by Mayor John J. Grogan of Hoboken.

Image of Brochure: Public Health Service of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1955-1960. - Pamphlet

Brochure: Public Health Service of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1955-1960. - Pamphlet

Brochure: Public Health Service of Hoboken, no date, ca. 1955-1960. Issued by the City of Hoboken, John J. Grogan, Mayor; Lewis D. Wallace, Director of Heath and Welfare. Single folio, 3-3/4" wide x 7" high, [4] pp.

Image of Political handbill: Anti-Grogan flyer issued in in support of Fred De Sapio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1957. - Handbill, Political

Political handbill: Anti-Grogan flyer issued in in support of Fred De Sapio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1957. - Handbill, Political

Political handbill: Anti-Grogan political flyer issued in support of Fred De Sapio and a slate of Independent candidates for Hoboken offices, no date, ca. 57. 8-1/2" x 14" high, printed both sides.

Image of Souvenir booklet published for the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Hoboken,1955. - Booklet, Souvenir

Souvenir booklet published for the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Hoboken,1955. - Booklet, Souvenir

Souvenir booklet: Hoboken New Jersey 1855-1955. Published for the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Hoboken, 1955. Oblong, 7-3/4" high x 11" long. [8] pp. plus cover, photo illustrated. 4 copies. Includes: facsimiles of letters to Mayor John J. Grogan from President Dwight D. Eisenhower and New Jersey Governor Robert B. Meyner; list of the clerical committee with a list of clergy, their churches and founding dates; list of Hoboken Mayors and term dates. Pages [4-8] have a total of 29 captioned images which have been catalogued individually as reference images in the photo catalog, 2001.022.0005.01 to 2001.022.0005.29. See related.

Image of Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. Exhibition by Hoboken Historical Museum, City Hall, Hoboken, 1997. - Pamphlet

Booklet: United Decorating Co., 1899-1997. "Decorations for All Occasions." 98 Years of Parades, Funerals, Grand Openings, & Masquerade Balls. An exhibition by the Hoboken Historical Museum, Sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, City Hall, Hoboken, June 27,1997. Pamphlet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, 16 pp plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. The story of the company founded by Robert Kirchgessner and operated by the Kirchgessner family for the last century. George and Dolores Kirchgessner were still operating the business at the time of this exhibit's opening. Dolores died in 2000 and George passed away in 2001. Their children have continue

Folder with 5 letters regarding a caterpillar infestation from and to Florence Miller, 1959. - Letter

Folder with 6 letters from and to Florence Miller regarding a caterpillar infestation, 1959. One is from Mayor John Grogan of Hoboken. Another is from Monsignor F.X. Coyle of Our Lady of Grace Church. Also included a Post Office return receipt for her letter to the mayor.

Image of Booklet: On the Waterfront: Starring Hoboken, New Jersey. A publication of the Hoboken Historical Museum, February, 2004. - Pamphlet

Booklet: On the Waterfront: Starring Hoboken, New Jersey. A publication of the Hoboken Historical Museum, February, 2004. - Pamphlet

Booklet: On the Waterfront: Starring Hoboken, New Jersey. A publication of the Hoboken Historical Museum, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of the film. Hoboken, [February], 2004. Oblong pamphlet, 8" high x 9-3/4" wide. 16 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 4 copies. PDF on file. Issued for the the exhibition of the same name at the Museum, January 20 - June 3, 2004. The major portion of the contents is "Hoboken's Waterfront. An Essay by Sada Fretz." The inside back cover is a map with a list of 16 Hoboken locations used in the film with a thumbnail photo of the matching scene from the movie.

Image of Minutes, Board of Commissioners, City of Hoboken, 1950. Bound copy belonging to Commissioner John J. Grogan. - Documents

Minutes, Board of Commissioners, City of Hoboken, 1950. Bound copy belonging to Commissioner John J. Grogan. - Documents

Minutes, Board of Commissioners, City of Hoboken, 1950. Bound copy belonging to Commissioner John J. Grogan (his name in gilt lettering on the front cover). 8vo black cloth. pp. 383 plus blank divider sheets. Spine title: Monthly Statement and Summary of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners. 1950. Printed minutes of the Board for the entire calendar year.

Image of Digital images of Mayor Fred M. DeSapio's copy of program: Signing of the Hoboken Pier Lease, Hoboken, Wednesday, September 24, 1952. - Program

Digital images of Mayor Fred M. DeSapio's copy of program: Signing of the Hoboken Pier Lease, Hoboken, Wednesday, September 24, 1952. - Program

Digital images of program: Signing of the Hoboken Pier Lease by The Maritime Administration of the United States Department of Commerce; City of Hoboken; Port of New York Authority, Wednesday, September 24, 1952. Single folio, [4] pp., 7-7/8" wide x 9-3/4" high. Note two related photographs that were laid-in with this item are catalogued separately in the photo catalogue 2005.043.0044 and .0045 but are also imaged here without description. See related. Also see archives 2009.021.0032 for another copy without the enclosures. This copy belonged to a principal in this lease signing event, Mayor Fred M. DeSapio. page [1], front cover: illustration, top half - artist's aerial rendering of th

Hoboken Master Plan. August 1954-Feb. 1956. Summary Report plus eleven supporting reports. - Documents

Hoboken Master Plan. August 1954-Feb. 1956. Summary Report issued in 1956 with eleven reports issued between August 1954 and February 1956. Prepared for the Planning Board of the City of Hoboken by Isadore Candueb, City Planning Consultant. Summary report, 8-1/2" high x 11" wide, printed in red and black. Plus one fold-out map in pocket inside back cover. Imaged in its entirety in this record. All other reports are stored in separate folders with this report (see container list). Reports were originally numbered starting with 1A to 1C and then the numbering ends. The eleven supporting reports listed below is as listed by title in Summary Report. All are separately imaged in archives

Image of Digital images of political campaign pamphlet for re-election of Mayor Fred DeSapio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1951. - Pamphlet

Digital images of political campaign pamphlet for re-election of Mayor Fred DeSapio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1951. - Pamphlet

Digital images of political campaign pamphlet for re-election of Mayor Fred DeSapio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1951. Original: single folio folded to [4] pages, 6" x 9" high. Cover depicts "Promise Fulfilled" a $22,000,000 Waterfront Development with the Port of New York Authority. Commissioners Borelli and Gallo voted for the program; Commissioners Borrone and Grogan voted "NO." Back cover depicts another fulfilled promise: a rendering of Jackson Gardens, "one of the Low-Cost Housing Projects." Pages [2-3] has two "A Platform Promise": Modern City Stadium (shown in an artist's rendering) and map of the western portion of Hoboken showing a proposed express highway to facilitate traffic be

Image of Digital images of newsletter "Freedom Speaks", Hoboken, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1951. - Newsletter

Digital images of newsletter "Freedom Speaks", Hoboken, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1951. - Newsletter

Digital images of newsletter "Freedom Speaks", Hoboken, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1951. Museum does not own original items. Single folio, 11" x 14". [4] pp. with photos of principals.

Image of Digital image, imprinted postcard: A reminder to pick-up Challenger badge & credentials on Monday, Nov. 5th for Nov. 6, 1951 election. - Card

Digital image, imprinted postcard: A reminder to pick-up Challenger badge & credentials on Monday, Nov. 5th for Nov. 6, 1951 election. - Card

Digital image, imprinted postcard: A reminder to pick-up badge & credentials on Monday, Nov. 5th as Challenger for Charter Commission Election for Nov. 6, 1951 election. Issued by Hoboken Regular Organization Democrats. Issued by Commissioners John J. Grogan and Edward J. Barrone (sic). Card stock printed one side, 3-1/4" high x 5-1/2" wide. Museum does not own original. This election included a slate for regular city offices as well as for voting for a ballot question on the Charter Commission Act and for five Charter Commission candidates.

Image of Digital image of letter: Signed letter from John J. Grogan, Oct. 22, 1951 inviting recipient to annual Pre-Election Dance at Union Club. - Letter

Digital image of letter: Signed letter from John J. Grogan, Oct. 22, 1951 inviting recipient to annual Pre-Election Dance at Union Club. - Letter

Digital image: Signed letter from John J. Grogan, Oct. 22, 1951, John J. Grogan Association, inviting recipient to annual Pre-Election Dance at the Union Club, Hoboken, on Friday, November 2nd,1951. Single mimeographed leaf, printed one side, 8-1/2" x 11" high. Museum does not own the original item. Signed "Johnny" by Grogan or someone acting on his behalf. Lower left corner has holographic ink note: Letter to all County Employees residents of Hoboken. It is not written in the same hand as the signature.

Image of Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, April 22, 1960. - Letter

Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, April 22, 1960. - Letter

Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from Alphonse R. Berardi, President, UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, April 22, 1960. On UNICO letterhead, address was Union Club, 600 Hudson St., Hoboken. Replying to a letter from the city and stating they would help with the project (which is probably street lighting; See archives 2005.005.0047 for related letter) that was discussed in the letter. Mentions Mayor John J. Grogan and Council President Louis DePascale.

Image of Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, May 2, 1960. - Letter

Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, May 2, 1960. - Letter

Digital image: letter to Hugh A. McGuire, Dept. of Public Works, Hoboken from Alphonse R. Berardi, President, UNICO, Hoboken Chapter, May 2, 1960. On UNICO letterhead, address was Union Club, 600 Hudson St., Hoboken. Congradulating McGuire on a tour relating to proposed street lighting and comments on where it would be most worthwhile. Mentions Mayor John J. Grogan and Council President Louis DePascale. See archives 2005.005.0046 for related letter.