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Vincent John DELLAY

(1907-1999)

DELLAY, Vincent John, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Union City, Hudson County, N.J., June 23, 1907; educated in West New York High School, New York Evening High School, and the American Institute of Banking; from messenger to bookkeeper, Irving Trust Co., New York City, 1923-1929; assistant comptroller, Sterling National Bank & Trust Co., New York City, 1929-1936; auditor, New Jersey State Treasury Department, 1936-1956; United States Navy, 1944-1945; New Jersey National Guard, 1949-1960; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); changed political affiliation from Republican to Democrat during the Eighty-fifth Congress; was unsuccessful for candidate for nomination as an Independent to the Eighty-sixth Congress; field auditor for New Jersey Treasury Department until his retirement in 1971; died on April 16, 1999 in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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