Michael J. Stack

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This article is about a member of the United States Congress. For the current Pennsylvania State Senator, see Michael J. Stack III.

Michael Joseph Stack (September 29, 1888 – December 14, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1935 to 1939. His grandson is Pennsylvania State Senator Michael J. Stack III.

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Stack was born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1903 and settled in Philadelphia. He attended St. Josephs College in Philadelphia and graduated from St. Mary’s University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1910. He was employed by a railroad company at Detroit, Michigan, from 1910 to 1917. During the First World War enlisted on July 17, 1917, as a private in the Medical Detachment, Three Hundred and Sixtieth Infantry. After the war became engaged in the real estate business in Philadelphia.

Stack was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for renomination in 1938 and was an unsuccessful Royal Oak candidate for reelection in 1938. He resumed the real estate business, and died in Philadelphia. Interment in St. Denis Cemetery in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward L. Stokes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1935-1939
Succeeded by
Francis J. Myers