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James Andrew SHANLEY

(1896-1965)

SHANLEY, James Andrew, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., April 1, 1896; attended the public schools; graduate of Battery Commander School at Fort Sill, Ark., in 1917; during the First World War served as a lieutenant in the Forty-fifth Field Artillery, United States Army, in 1917 and 1918; was graduated from Yale University, in 1920; taught mathematics at Carlton Academy, Summit, N.J., in 1920 and 1921 and in New Haven, Conn., 1921-1934; educational and athletic adviser of the New Haven Boys Club 1926-1928; graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1928; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in New Haven; captain in the Artillery Reserves 1923-1935; adjutant in the Connecticut National Guard 1929-1935; major on the staff of Gov. Wilbur L. Cross 1931-1935; lecturer at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., 1941-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; receiver for the Hartford Empire Co. from 1942 to 1946; resumed the practice of law; elected November 5, 1949, as judge of probate for the towns of New Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Orange, and Woodbridge, Conn., serving until his death in New Haven, Conn., April 4, 1965; interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, Conn.

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

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