- Thomas Brady (Mayor)
name = Thomas Brady
width = 144px
height = 216px
birth_date = around 1850
birth_place = Ireland
death_date = March 13, 1928
death_place = Bayonne, New Jersey
residence = Bayonne, New Jersey
office = Mayor of Bayonne
order = 7th
term_start = 1904
term_end = 1906
successor = Pierre P. Garven
party = Democrat
religion = Roman Catholic
Thomas Brady (1850 - 1928) was 7th the mayor of
Bayonne, New Jerseyfrom 1904 to 1906.
Born around 1850 in
County Meath, Ireland, Brady immigrated to the United Statesat the age of ten and settled in Portland, Maine. At age 20, he moved to Bayonne, New Jersey. He opened a grocery store and later, with his two of his brothers James and Terrence, started the Consumers' Coal and Ice Company in 1873. Brady helped establish a ferry from Bergen Point, at the southern tip of Bayonne, to Staten Islandcalled the Bergen Point Port Richmond ferry. He then established a stage coach line from Greenville(modern day Jersey City) to the ferry at Bergen Point.
Brady, who was a Democrat, was appointed in 1885 by President
Grover Clevelandto be the Postmaster of Bayonne. In 1903, Brady was elected mayor of Bayonne defeating Republican Pierre P. Garvenand served for two years. In 1906, he returned to the company he helped found and worked there until his death at age 78.
After a two-year illness, Brady died on
March 13, 1928in his home. His funeral was at St. Andrew's R.C. Church in Bayonne. He is buried in Holy Name Cemeteryin Jersey City. His wife Ellen had died two months earlier.
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