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John Harold FLANNERY

(1898-1961)

FLANNERY, John Harold, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pa., April 19, 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., in 1917 and from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., in 1920; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on December 14, 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1921 and commenced practice in Pittston, Pa.; solicitor for Pittston City, Pa., 1926-1930; served as assistant district attorney of Luzerne County, Pa., 1932-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his resignation on January 3, 1942, to become judge of the common pleas court of Luzerne County, Pa.; reelected in 1951 for a ten-year term and served until his death; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1944 and in 1960; died in Bethesda, Md., June 3, 1961; interment in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Pittston, Pa.

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

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