The City Trust Company of Newark was very proud of their vault, in fact, they put it on a post card to solicit business. This card was addressed to J.T. Congleton of North 7th Street. Jerome T. Congleton (1876-1936) was a lawyer and banker. He joined the the firm of Congleton, Stallman & Hoover in 1917 and in 1933 he became the president of the United States Trust Company of Newark . He was both a lawyer and banker until he died of a heart attack while driving in December 1936.
His political career began early in the 20th century. From 1906-1911 he was an Alderman of the City of Newark and corporate counsel from 1917-1928. He became Mayor of Newark in 1928 and served until 1933 when the deepening Great Depression saw many incumbents put out of office.