Main Menu | Hudson County Facts | Jersey City Stories | Jersey City Politics | New Jersey Mafia | E-mail This Page

The Boss

By David Dayton McKean
This Web version, edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

It has often been falsely alleged that some of the Hudson delegation have been unable to sign their names to the payroll, but since signing the payroll is one of the first political lessons learned in Hudson County, the story is prima facie incredible. The canard, however, may have arisen because many of the assemblymen never have anything to say during a session except `aye' or `no' as the roll is called. They are herded by Alexander Crawford, who was himself an assemblyman from 1922 to 1924; he is Hudson County auditor at four thousand dollars a year, but his duties, if any, in that position do not prevent his spending most of his time in Trenton when the legislature is in session. His official state position is clerk to the minority leader. Crawford is adviser on parliamentary tactics, the details of legislation, and political history. Mild-mannered and patient, he sits by the hour listening to the debates, checking the roll calls, and seeing that his charges do as they are told. Probably no man knows more legislative history, and talks less. He leaves the work of whip to the minority leader or to Louis N. Paladeau, judge of the Jersey City Third District Criminal Court.


Main Menu

More About Frank Hague

Hudson County Facts by Anthony Olszewski
Hudson County, New Jersey is a place of many firsts - including genocide and slavery.
Political corruption is a tradition here.
First issue in a series by Anthony Olszewski
Click HERE to find out more.

Advertiser and Distributor
Inquiries Welcome

Second Thief, Best Thief - The Tunnel Bar by Anthony Olszewski  Stories from a Jersey City Tavern

GRAVE ROBBER Jersey City Computer Repair
297 Griffith Street, Jersey City, NJ - In the Heights just off of Kennedy Blvd. - Very close to Journal Square and Union City, just five minutes away from Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City, Newport, and the Waterfront - 201-798-2292 - Tech support for The Jersey City Mayor's Office during the administration of Bret Schundler - PC repair - upgrade, hardware install, software install, data recovery, spyware removal, virus removal, replace hard drive

Jersey City Garden Post Card (196 Ogden Ave., original, not mailed) – $5.00
Mail your check to Anthony Olszewski, 297 Griffith Steet, Jersey City, N.J., 07307
To pay by PayPal, e-mail

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

Questions? Need more information?

About the images at the Jersey City History Web Site