Candidates Elected to the City Commission of Newark (1917-1937)

This chart shows the number of Italian, Jewish, Irish, and German candidates elected to the City Commission of Newark from 1917 to 1937. As different ethnic groups have migrated in and out of the city, population percentages have fluctuated along with political representation in city government. -- Credit: New Jersey Historical Society

This chart shows the number of Italian, Jewish, Irish, and German candidates elected to the City Commission of Newark from 1917 to 1937. As different ethnic groups have migrated in and out of the city, population percentages have fluctuated along with political representation in city government. — Credit: New Jersey Historical Society