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Matthew Joseph MERRITT

(1895-1946)

MERRITT, Matthew Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in New York City April 2, 1895; attended the public and high schools; during the First World War served in 1918 as a sergeant in Company C, Three Hundred and Twenty-seventh Battalion, Tank Corps; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in New York City 1926-1933; served with the New York loan agency of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in New York City; died at Malba, Queens County, N.Y., September 29, 1946; interment in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Whitestone, N.Y.

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

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