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James Peter GLYNN

(1867-1930)

GLYNN, James Peter, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., November 12, 1867; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Winsted, Conn.; town clerk 1892-1902; prosecuting attorney of the town court 1899-1902; postmaster of Winsted 1902-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; elected to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death on a train near Washington, D.C., March 6, 1930; interment in the new St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Winsted, Conn.

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

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