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James Christopher HEALEY

(1909-1981)

HEALEY, James Christopher, a Representative from New York; born in the Bronx, New York City, December 24, 1909; attended the public schools of New York City; B.S., Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1933; attended Fordham; LL.B., St. John’s Law School, 1936; admitted to the New York bar in 1937; attorney, New York State Labor Relations Board, 1938-1940; assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York, 1940-1943; served in the United States Navy, lieutenant, 1943-1946; assistant corporation counsel for the city of New York, 1946-1948; counsel to the borough president of the Bronx, 1948-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress, by special election, February 7, 1956, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sidney A. Fine; reelected to the Eighty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from February 7, 1956, to January 3, 1965; unsuccessful candidate in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, and 1968; resided in Southampton, N.Y. until his death there on December 16, 1981; interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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

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