Politician

John A. Hawkins

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gendermale
Birth27 October 1864
Death 22 February 1941
(aged 76 years)
Star signScorpio
PoliticsDemocratic Party

Biography

John A. Hawkins (October 27, 1864 Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut – February 22, 1941 The Bronx, New York City) was an American politician from New York.

Life

The family removed to New York City when John was still a child. He left school aged twelve years, worked as an office-boy in a law office for two years, and then became a printer. While working he attended evening grammar and high schools.

Hawkins was a member of the New York State Senate (21st D.) from 1903 to 1906, sitting in the 126th, 127th, 128th and 129th New York State Legislatures.

Later he was Assistant Commissioner of Public Works in the Bronx.

He died on February 22, 1941, at his home at 441 East 136th Street in the Bronx.

Sources

  • Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 365)
  • The New York Red Book by Edgar L. Murlin (1903; pg. 82)
  • TELLS MORE ABUSES IN CONDEMNING LAND in NYT on December 23, 1909
  • JOHN A. HAWKINS DIES; EX-STATE SENATOR, 76 in NYT on February 23, 1941
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Joseph P. Hennessy
New York State Senate
21st District

1903–1906
Succeeded by
James Owens