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Vincent Luke PALMISANO

(1882-1953)

PALMISANO, Vincent Luke, a Representative from Maryland; born in Termini Imerse, Italy, August 5, 1882; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Baltimore, Md., in 1887; attended parochial schools and studied law at the University of Maryland at Baltimore; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1914 and 1915; member of the city council 1915-1923; member of the Democratic State central committee of Baltimore 1923-1927; police examiner of Baltimore, Md., 1925-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1939); chairman, Committee on Education (Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on District of Columbia (Seventy-fifth Congress); unsuccessful for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law; served on the Baltimore Zoning Board until his resignation in 1952; disappeared from his home on January 12, 1953, and his body was recovered from the Baltimore Harbor on March 5, 1953; interment in New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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