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Matthew Anthony DUNN

(1886-1942)

DUNN, Matthew Anthony, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pa., August 15, 1886; attended the public schools in Pittsburgh and Meyersdale; by accidents, lost the sight of his left eye at the age of twelve and that of his right eye at the age of twenty; attended the school for the blind in Pittsburgh and was graduated from Overbrook (Philadelphia) School for the Blind in 1909; engaged in the sale of periodicals and newspapers 1907 and 1908, and in the insurance brokerage business 1920-1924; member of the State house of representatives 1926-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1941); chairman, Committee on the Census (Seventy-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1940 due to ill health and retired from active business; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 13, 1942; interment in Homewood Cemetery.

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

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