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Edwin Benedict DOOLEY

(1905-1982)

DOOLEY, Edwin Benedict, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 13, 1905; graduated from St. John’s Prep School; Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., A.B., 1927, and Fordham University Law School, New York City, LL.B., 1930; feature writer, New York Sun, 1927-1938; radio broadcaster, New York City, 1936-1948; public relations executive, 1938-1955; during the Second World War served on Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of War food committees; trustee village of Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1942-1946; associated with Institute of Public Relations, 1946-1948; mayor of Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1950-1956; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth, Eighty-sixth, and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; again engaged in public relations; chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, 1966-1975; resident of Boca Raton, Fla., until his death there on January 25, 1982; cremated; ashes scattered at family gravesite at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

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

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