Emmet Byrne

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For the rugby player, see Emmet Byrne (rugby player).

Emmet Francis Byrne (December 6, 1896 - September 25, 1974) was an American politician. He was a U.S. Representative from the third district of Illinois. He served one term, 1957–59, as a Republican before being defeated in the 1958 election by Democrat William T. Murphy.


He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1896. He was an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University College of Law. He died on September 25, 1974.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James C. Murray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William T. Murphy