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James Aloysius BYRNE

(1906-1980)

BYRNE, James Aloysius, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 22, 1906; attended the parochial school, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, public high school, and St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia; engaged in business as a mortician 1937-1950; county registrar, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1934-1939; chief deputy United States marshal 1940-1943, and United States marshal for eastern district of Pennsylvania 1943-1945; senior disbursing officer of Pennsylvania State Treasury 1945-1950; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; member State house of representatives in 1951 and 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a resident of Philadelphia, Pa., where he died September 3, 1980; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Wyndmoor, Pa.

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

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