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William Laurence TIERNEY

(1876-1958)

TIERNEY, William Laurence, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., August 6, 1876; attended the public schools; was graduated from Fordham University, New York City, in 1898 and from New York Law School in 1900; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1905 and to Greenwich, Conn., in 1912, continuing the practice of law; judge of Greenwich court 1912-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Greenwich, Conn., and New York City; State counsel for the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation in 1934 and 1935; engaged in banking and the practice of law in Greenwich, Conn., until his death there April 13, 1958; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

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