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James Patrick Bernard DUFFY

(1878-1969)

DUFFY, James Patrick Bernard, a Representative from New York; born in Rochester, N.Y., November 25, 1878; attended private schools; was graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1901 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1904; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Rochester, N.Y.; member of the Rochester (N.Y.) School Board 1905-1932; member of the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; appointed by Governor Lehman justice of the supreme court of the State of New York, seventh judicial district, for term expiring December 31, 1937; member of the State Probation Commission 1938-1944; resumed the practice of law; died in Rochester, N.Y., January 8, 1969; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

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