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Denis O’LEARY

(1863-1943)

O’LEARY, Denis, a Representative from New York; born in Manhasset, Queens County, N.Y., January 22, 1863; attended the public schools; taught in the public schools; was graduated from the law school of the University of the City of New York (now New York University) in 1890; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City; assistant corporation counsel of New York City in 1905 and 1906; commissioner of public works of Queens Borough in 1911 and 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1913, until December 31, 1914, when he resigned; district attorney of Queens County 1915-1921; resumed the practice of law until 1929 when he retired; died in Douglaston, Queens County, N.Y., September 27, 1943; interment in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.

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

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