Eugene James KEOGH, Congress, NY (1907-1989)


KEOGH, Eugene James, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 30, 1907; attended the public schools and Commercial High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; was graduated from the school of commerce of New York University at New York City in 1927 and from the school of law of Fordham University, New York City, in 1930; teacher in New York City public schools in 1927 and 1928; clerk with New York City Board of Transportation 1928-1930; law clerk in 1930 and 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State assembly in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1967); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; member, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, 1973-1976; was a resident of New York City until his death there on May 26, 1989.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present