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Michael Joseph STACK

(1888-1960)

STACK, Michael Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, September 29, 1888; attended the national school of his native city; immigrated to the United States in 1903 and settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; attended St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, Pa., and was graduated from St. Mary’s University, Baltimore, Md., in 1910; employed by a railroad company at Detroit, Mich., 1910-1917; during the First World War enlisted on July 17, 1917, as a private in the Medical Detachment, Three Hundred and Sixtieth Infantry; after the war became engaged in the real estate business in Philadelphia, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for renomination in 1938 and was an unsuccessful Royal Oak candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the real estate business; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 14, 1960; interment in St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, Pa.

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

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