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Michael Joseph KENNEDY

(1897-1949)

KENNEDY, Michael Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 25, 1897; attended the Sacred Heart Parochial School, New York City; hotel clerk 1914-1921; clerk of the New York City Board of Elections 1921-1923; served as marshal of the city of New York 1923-1938; became engaged in the insurance business in 1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the insurance business in New York City; was killed in an airplane accident at the Washington (D.C.) National Airport on November 1, 1949; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

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

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