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Richard Joseph TONRY

(1893-1971)

TONRY, Richard Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 30, 1893; educated in the public schools, Randolph Military Academy, Montclair, N.J., and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps 1917-1921; engaged in the real estate and the insurance brokerage business in 1921; served in the State assembly 1922-1929; member of the New York City Board of Aldermen 1930-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1938, 1940, 1942, and 1946; journal clerk of the House of Representatives 1943-1946; in 1947 was appointed a commissioner of appraisal for the corporation counsel in the city of New York; real estate and insurance broker; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., January 17, 1971; interment in United States Military Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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