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James Patrick GEELAN

(1901-1982)

GEELAN, James Patrick, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., August 11, 1901; attended the public schools of New Haven, Conn., and was graduated from St. Anthony’s College, San Antonio, Tex., in 1922; engaged in the retail cigar business 1922-1941; member of the State senate in 1939, 1941, and 1943; assistant clerk of the New Haven City Court 1941-1943; vice president of the New Haven Central Labor Council in 1942; engaged in the insurance business since 1943; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed business pursuits until his retirement in 1972; resident of Branford, Conn., until his death in New Haven on August 10, 1982; interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn.

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

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