Henry Bruckner

Henry Bruckner
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5th Borough President of the Bronx
In office
January 1, 1918 – December 31, 1933
Preceded byDouglas Mathewson
Succeeded byJames J. Lyons
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – December 31, 1917
Preceded byWilliam H. Draper
Succeeded byAnthony J. Griffin
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the New York County, 35th district
In office
January 1, 1901 – December 31, 1901
Preceded byWilliam E. Morris
Succeeded byFranklin Grady
Personal details
Born(1871-06-17)June 17, 1871
Bronx, New York
DiedApril 14, 1942(1942-04-14) (aged 70)
Bronx, New York
NationalityUnited States
Political partyDemocratic

Henry Bruckner (June 17, 1871 – April 14, 1942) was an American politician from New York.


Born in New York City, he attended the common and high schools in New York and became engaged in the manufacture of mineral waters in 1892. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 35th D.) in 1901. He was commissioner of public works for the borough of the Bronx from 1902 to 1905.

Bruckner was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses and held office from March 4, 1913 until December 31, 1917, when he resigned; while in the House he was chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-fifth Congress). He resumed his former business pursuits in New York City and was also interested in banking; from 1918 to 1934 he was Bronx Borough president. He died in the Bronx in 1942. He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.

One of the Bronx's main freeways, the Bruckner Expressway, is named in his honor.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff. "Henry Bruckner, Lawyer, Son of Bronx President", The New York Times, August 3, 1970. Accessed August 7, 2009.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
William E. Morris
New York State Assembly
New York County, 35th District

Succeeded by
Franklin Grady
Political offices
Preceded by
Douglas Mathewson
Borough President of the Bronx
Succeeded by
James J. Lyons
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Draper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

March 4, 1913 – December 31, 1917
Succeeded by
Anthony J. Griffin