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James Joseph HEFFERNAN

(1888-1967)

HEFFERNAN, James Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 8, 1888; attended private and public schools; was graduated from Bryant Stratton College, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1906 and from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1908; engaged in architectural pursuits in 1908; commissioner of highways, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1926-1933; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; architect; died in Long Branch, N.J., January 27, 1967, interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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