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Thomas Aloysius FLAHERTY

(1898-1965)

FLAHERTY, Thomas Aloysius, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., December 21, 1898; attended the public schools and Northeastern University Law School, Boston, Mass.; served as a private in the United States Army in 1918; employed with the United States Veterans’ Administration at Boston, Mass., 1920-1934; member of the State house of representatives 1935-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John P. Higgins; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from December 14, 1937, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; served as transit commissioner of the city of Boston 1943-1945; chairman of the Department of Public Utilities of Massachusetts 1946-1953, serving as commissioner 1953-1955; chairman, Board of Review, Assessing Department, city of Boston, 1956-1960; real estate broker and appraiser; was a resident of Charlestown, Mass., where he died April 27, 1965; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.

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

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