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Thomas James TUMULTY

(1913-1981)

TUMULTY, Thomas James, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1913; graduated from Xavier High School and attended Holy Cross University; graduated from Fordham University, New York City, in 1935, from Seton Hall, South Orange, N.J., in 1938 and from John Marshall Law School, Jersey City, N.J., in 1938; admitted to the bar in 1940 and commenced the practice of law in Jersey City, N.J.; professor at Seton Hall in 1940 and 1941; taught at St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City in 1949 and 1950; served in the United States Army as an enlisted man in 1943 and 1944; served in the State house of assembly 1944-1952, serving as minority leader in 1951; assistant corporation counsel for Jersey City 1943-1954; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1952; secretary to the mayor of Jersey City in 1952 and 1953; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful for reelection to the Eighty-fifth Congress; special counsel Urban Renewal for Jersey City in 1957; deputy mayor of Jersey City 1958-1960; resumed the practice of law; judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, 1967-1972; was a resident of Jersey City, N.J., until his death there November 23, 1981; interment at Holy Name Cemetery.

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

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