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Lawrence James FLAHERTY

(1878-1926)

FLAHERTY, Lawrence James, a Representative from California; born in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., July 4, 1878; moved with his parents to San Francisco in 1888; attended the public schools; learned the trade of cement mason; member of the board of police commissioners of San Francisco 1911-1915; served in the State senate 1915-1922; president of the San Francisco Building Trades 1921-1926; appointed United States surveyor of customs for the port of San Francisco on November 1, 1921, and served until March 3, 1925, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in New York City, June 13, 1926; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, near San Mateo, Calif.

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

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