John Joseph DELANEY, Congress, NY (1878-1948)


DELANEY, John Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., August 21, 1878; attended St. Annâs Parochial School and St. Jamesâ Academy, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Manhattan College, New York City; engaged in the diamond business in 1897; was graduated from the Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University in 1914; admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John J. Fitzgerald (March 5, 1918- March 3, 1919); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed his former business pursuits; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1922 and 1924; deputy commissioner of public markets of New York City 1924-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect Matthew V. OâMalley, and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1931-November 18, 1948); reelected in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; died on November 18, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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