James A. O'Leary

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James Aloysius O'Leary
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – March 16, 1944
Preceded by Anning Smith Prall
Succeeded by Ellsworth B. Buck
Personal details
Born (1889-04-23)April 23, 1889
New Brighton, Staten Island
Died March 16, 1944(1944-03-16) (aged 54)
West New Brighton, Staten Island
Political party Democratic Party

James Aloysius O'Leary (April 23, 1889 – March 16, 1944) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

O'Leary was born in New Brighton, Staten Island. He unsuccessfully ran for a New York State Senate seat in 1930. He was elected to Congress in 1934 and served from January 3, 1935 until his death in 1944 in West New Brighton, Staten Island.

His great-grandson, Vito J. Fossella Jr., served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 13th congressional district from 1997-2009.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Anning S. Prall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

1935–1944
Succeeded by
Ellsworth B. Buck

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