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Walter Aloysius LYNCH


LYNCH, Walter Aloysius, a Representative from New York; born in New York City July 7, 1894; attended St. Jerome’s Parochial School and Fordham Preparatory School; was graduated from Fordham University, New York, N.Y., in 1915 and from the law department of the same university in 1918; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City; served as a magistrate of New York City in 1930; delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward W. Curley; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from February 20, 1940, to January 3, 1951; had been renominated in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress but withdrew and was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of New York; elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1954 and served from January 1955 until his death; died in Belle Harbor (Queens), Long Island, N.Y., September 10, 1957; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

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

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