John Raymond PILLION, Congress, NY (1904-1978)


PILLION, John Raymond, a Representative from New York; born in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, August 10, 1904; moved to Lackawanna, N.Y., in 1907; attended the public schools of Lackawanna, South Park High School at Buffalo, and Cornell School of Engineering; graduated from Cornell University, LL.B., 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice of law in Lackawanna, N.Y., in 1929; served as city court judge 1932-1936; corporation counsel and tax attorney, city of Lackawanna, 1936-1941; president and treasurer of Bison Storage & Warehouse Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., 1945-1953; operator of a fruit and vegetable farm in Niagara County since 1935; member of the State assembly 1941-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law and practiced until 1968; unsuccessful candidate in 1968 for election to the Ninety-first Congress; resided in Hamburg, N.Y., until his death in Eden, N.Y., December 31, 1978; interment in Lakeside Memorial Park, Town of Hamburg, N.Y.

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