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John Edward SHERIDAN

(1902-1987)

SHERIDAN, John Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 15, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1925 and from the law department of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; served as deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania 1934-1937; member of the Board of Revision of Taxes of Philadelphia County in 1937; Pennsylvania counsel for Delaware River Bridge Commission in 1938 and 1939; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Burrwood Daly; reelected to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from November 7, 1939, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; colonel, United States Air Force (retired), 1954-1962; member of County Board of Law Examiners 1954-1965; consul general, Principality de Monaco (Philadelphia); was a resident of Philadelphia, Pa., until his death there on November 12, 1987; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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