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Patrick Vincent McNAMARA

(1894-1966)
Senate Years of Service:
1955-1966
Party:
Democrat

McNAMARA, Patrick Vincent, a Senator from Michigan; born in North Weymouth, Mass., October 4, 1894; attended the public schools in Weymouth and Fore River Apprentice School in Quincy, Mass.; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1921, and became active in union and civic affairs; engaged in the construction industry 1921-1955; director, Detroit area of Office of Price Administration, Rent Division 1942-1945; vice president of Stanley-Carter Co., Detroit, Mich., 1946-1954; member, Detroit City Council 1946-1947, and the Detroit Board of Education 1949-1955; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1954; reelected in 1960, and served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Bethesda, Md., April 30, 1966; chairman, Special Committee on Aging (Eighty-seventh Congress), Committee on Public Works (Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses); interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 89th Cong., 2nd sess., 1966. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1967.

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

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