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Francis Thomas MALONEY

(1894-1945)
Senate Years of Service:
1935-1945
Party:
Democrat

MALONEY, Francis Thomas, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., March 31, 1894; attended the public and parochial schools of Meriden; newspaper reporter 1914-1921; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as a seaman first class 1917-1918; engaged in the real estate and insurance business; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1929-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Meriden, Conn., on January 16, 1945; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 79th Cong., 1st. sess., 1945. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1945.

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

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