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Michael Joseph KIRWAN

(1886-1970)

KIRWAN, Michael Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 2, 1886; attended the public and high schools of his native city; moved to Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1907; during the First World War served overseas as a sergeant in the Three Hundred and Forty-eighth Machine Gun Company with the Sixty-fourth Artillery, United States Army, 1917-1919; engaged in the mercantile business 1930-1936; member of the Youngstown City Council 1932-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1937, until his death in Bethesda, Md., July 27, 1970; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.

Bibliography

Kirwan, Michael J., as told to Jack Redding. How to Succeed in Politics. New York: MacFadden-Bartell Corp., 1964.

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

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