Joseph Aloysius CONRY, Congress, MA (1868-1943)


CONRY, Joseph Aloysius, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Brookline, Mass., September 12, 1868; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston; president of the Boston Common Council in 1896 and 1897; chairman of the board of aldermen in 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Boston, Mass.; recognized as consul of Russia in September 1912 and served until 1919; decorated by Nicholas II, the Czar of Russia, and made a member of the Knights of St. Anne; director of the port of Boston, Mass., 1911-1916; resumed the practice of law in Boston; special attorney for the Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C., in 1938 and 1939; practiced law in Washington, D.C., until his death June 22, 1943; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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