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Christopher Columbus McGRATH

(1902-1986)

McGRATH, Christopher Columbus, a Representative from New York; born in New York City May 15, 1902; attended parochial schools, was graduated from Clason Military Academy, Bronx, N.Y., in 1921 and from Fordham University School of Law, New York City, in 1924; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; member of the State assembly, 1928-1935; elected judge of the Municipal Court of New York City in 1935, reelected in 1945 for ten year term, and served until his resignation on December 31, 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; elected judge of the Surrogate’s Court of Bronx County in 1952 for a fourteen-year term; reelected in 1966; former member of faculty of Fordham University School of Law; was a resident of New York City until his death there July 7, 1986.

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

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