John Edward FOGARTY, Congress, RI


FOGARTY, John Edward, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., March 23, 1913; attended La Salle Academy and Providence College; apprenticed as a bricklayer in 1930; moved to Harmony, R.I., and was employed as a bricklayer; served as president of Bricklayers Union No. 1 of Rhode Island; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation on December 7, 1944, to enlist in the United States Navy; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from February 7, 1945, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 1967; interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.


Healey, James S. John E. Fogarty: Political Leadership for Library Development. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974.

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