George Breisacher

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George Breisacher (July 1865 – November 28, 1934) was a Democrat who served as the Mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey from 1912 to 1913.[1][2][3][4] He later served as president of the Bergenfield Savings and Loan Association.[5]


He was born in Bahlingen, Germany in 1865. He had four siblings: Frederick Breisacher of New Milford, New Jersey and William Breisacher of Closter, New Jersey; and two sisters, Mrs. William Eberst of Paramus, New Jersey and Mrs. Gustav Trautwein of Closter, New Jersey. He migrated to the United States with his family in 1879, at age 14, and resided in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he was a salesman for the Edison Talking Machine Company.[2] He married his wife Caroline about 1900; they had no children. He was elected in 1912 as mayor of Bergenfield and served until 1913.[1][3]

He was appointed during the Woodrow Wilson administration as the postmaster of Bergenfield from 1915 to 1918.[2][6] He was succeeded by Alfred Christie. In 1921 he was nominated by the New Jersey Senate as the Bergen County Commissioner of Deeds.[7] By 1917 he was serving as president of the Bergenfield Savings and Loan Association.[5] He died at his home, 61 Washington Avenue in Dumont, New Jersey on November 28, 1934 of heart disease. He was 69 years old. He had just been reappointed as the postmaster of Bergenfield, replacing Charles B. Hunter.[1][2][3][8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Michael J. Birkner (1994). A Country Place No More: The Transformation of Bergenfield, New Jersey, 1894-1994. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "George Breisacher". Altoona Tribune. December 5, 1934. Retrieved 2016-04-06 – via
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "George Breisacher Dies". New York Times. November 29, 1934. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  4. "George Breisacher". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Annual Report of the New Jersey Division of Savings and Loan Associations. New Jersey Division of Savings and Loan Associations. 1921. p. 2. Search this book on Logo.png
  6. "Townsend for Postmaster" (PDF). New York Times. February 28, 1915. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
  7. New Jersey Senate Legislature. New Jersey Senate. 1921. p. 1074. Search this book on Logo.png
  8. Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America. Senate of the United States. 1934. p. 214. Search this book on Logo.png

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