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William Kingsland MACY

(1889-1961)

MACY, William Kingsland, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, November 21, 1889; was graduated from Groton (Mass.) School in 1908 and from Harvard University in 1912; engaged in wholesaling and importing 1912-1915; served with the United States Food Administration and War Trade Board 1917-1919; president of Union Pacific Tea Co., 1919-1922; member of a stock brokerage firm 1922-1938; banker and publisher; chairman of the Suffolk County Republican Committee 1926-1951; chairman of the New York State Republican Committee 1930-1934; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944, and 1948, and to the Republican State Conventions 1928-1946; was active in the investigation of the New York State Banking Department in 1929 and also in promoting the Seabury inquiry into the affairs of New York City in 1931 and 1932; Regent of the State of New York 1941-1953; member of the State senate in 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1951); was defeated for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; chairman of the board of Suffolk Consolidated Press Co., Inc., and of Suffolk Broadcasting Corp.; died in Islip, N.Y., July 15, 1961, and the remains placed in a receiving vault at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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