Biography of Hon. N. J. Eberhard
Bronx County, NY Biographies





HON. N. J. EBERHARD - Whatsoever appertains to the progress, the civic and educational enightenment and the general business and mercantile advancement of The Bronx has at all times had an influential ally in Hon. N. J. Eberhard, member of the State Legislature from this district, and one whose activities for community and State, in times both of war and of peace, have continued unceasingly for the common good. In business matters, Mr. Eberhard has a long established reputation as a realtor and an insurance leader, his interests therein including The Bronx and a steadily expanding territory roundabout; and in the immunity and the social life of this center he is one whose counsel is sought for its practical and substantial value. He is a son of Nicholas Eberhard, who was associated with the Department of Plants and Structures in New York City, and whose death occurred December 4, 1905, and of Anna Eberhard, who died in April, 1907.

Hon. N.J. Eberhard was born May 30,1874, in New York City, where he was graduated from the public schools in 1888. He entered upon his active career as a printer, continuing in that profession for about six years; and in 1894 he joined the office force of the New York County Clerk and remained as one of the most active men in that employ to December 31, 1913. As executive clerk he was drafted from that county to engage in the organization and the systematization of The Bronx County Clerk's office, January 1, 1914, where he continued to December 20, 1921. Meantime, Mr. Eberhard, in 1913, established the copartnership of N. J. Eberhard & Company for the purchase and sale of real estate, and the interests of general insurance, with headquarters at No. 500 East One Hundred and Sixty first Street, where he continues as at present. Elected a member of the First Bronx District in the State Legislature, in 1922-1925 inclusive, Mr. Eberhard received reelection to that office in 1926, and he is a prominent factor in matters of a distinctive value to the public; he sponsored the bill to pay all per diem men employed in the City departments for holidays and he was the author of the bill to Amend the Domestic Relations Law in reference to child marriage to give the city clerks power to demand proof of age, the bill being killed in committee.

The demands of the World War found Mr. Eberhard an efficient man of the hour in the matter of the drives for men and munitions for the war; he had charge of the notably successful 5 in 1 Liberty Loan Drive; and he was chairman of the Red Cross Chapter of the County Clerk's Office. He was the only individual in the county to whom was given the right to issue explosives for this section of the State. Fraternally, Mr. Eberhard is a member of Bronx Council, No. 266, Knights of Columbus; and of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is also a member of the Samoset Democratic Club and a member of its board of directors; and former chairman of the First District Democratic County Committee. He is a communicant of St Angela Merci Roman Catholic Church.

Hen. N. J. Eberhard married Agnes Clark, daughter of Patrick Clark, who died November 19, 1923, and Catherine Clark, who survives her husband. Children are: Virginia, Nicholas, Jr., and Catherine Anna.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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