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James Paul MAHER

(1865-1946)

MAHER, James Paul, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 3, 1865; was graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy, Brooklyn, N.Y.; apprenticed to the hatter’s trade; moved to Danbury, Conn., in 1887 and was employed as a journeyman hatter; treasurer of the United Hatters of North America in 1897; returned to Brooklyn in 1902; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; engaged in the real estate business in Brooklyn, N.Y.; moved to Keansburg, Monmouth County, N.J., and continued in the real estate business; elected mayor of Keansburg in 1926; died in Keansburg on July 31, 1946; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport, N.J.

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

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