This Day In History: 1944-11-07
The voters of HoHoKus Township voted overwhelmingly to change the name of the Township to Mahwah. It had been called HoHoKus since its formation on February 5, 1849 but continual confusion existed between the Township and the nearby Borough of HoHoKus. The vote in favor of the new name was 1,089 to 231 according to Township Clerk R.F. Dator. The new name took effect immediately.
In the Presidential election, Mahwah cast 1,124 votes for Dewey and Bricker and 522 votes for Roosevelt and Truman. Town Committeeman Richard Keith was re-elected without opposition. Robert M. Dunning was chosen to fill the unexpired tern of the late Albert Winter as Tax Assessor. (Bristow)