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Houston Fields

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Houston Fields
Sheriff of Monmouth County, New Jersey
In office
1896–1899
Preceded byMatthias Woolley
Succeeded byObadiah E. Davis
Personal details
BornNew Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Houston Fields was an American Democratic Party politician who served as Sheriff of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Background[edit]

Fields was born on October 23, 1861 near Eatontown, New Jersey. He was educated in the Manasquan Public Schools, at the Freehold Institute, and in the Long Branch Public Schools. He was admitted to the bar in June 1894, and as a Master in Chancery in 1896.

After working for five years for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Houston Fields was appointed in 1887 as Undersheriff and warden of the county jail by his father, Sheriff Theodore Fields. He would continue to serve under sheriffs of both parties before being elected to a three-year term as sheriff in 1896.

Houston Fields was active in many Masonic and fraternal organizations in Monmouth County.[1]

References[edit]

  1. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, 1896, Biographical Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Political offices
Preceded by
Matthias Woolley
Monmouth County Sheriff
1896-1899
Succeeded by
Obadiah E. Davis


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