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John KISSEL

(1864-1938)

KISSEL, John, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 31, 1864; attended public and private schools; served as clerk in the Brooklyn Navy Yard; learned the printing trade and published the Kings County Republican 1889-1914; became a member of the Republican State committee in 1886; clerk to the board of supervisors in 1894 and 1895; engaged in the brewery business; member of State senate in 1909 and 1910; organized and for fifteen years conducted at his own expense the first free labor bureau in this country, which was subsequently merged into the National Employment Agency; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; general tax consultant with offices in Brooklyn, N.Y.; employed as an attendant at the Empire State Building in 1932; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 3, 1938; interment in the Lutheran Cemetery, Queens, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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