John W. Flannagan Jr.

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John W. Flannagan Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1949
At-large: March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by Joseph C. Shaffer
Succeeded by Thomas B. Fugate
Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Hampton P. Fulmer
Succeeded by Clifford R. Hope
Personal details
Born John William Flannagan Jr.
(1885-02-20)February 20, 1885
Trevilians, Virginia
Died April 27, 1955(1955-04-27) (aged 70)
Bristol, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Washington and Lee University
Profession Attorney

John William Flannagan Jr. (February 20, 1885 – April 27, 1955) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1931 - 1949.

Early life and career[edit]

Flannagan born on a farm near Trevilians, in Louisa County, Virginia. He earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1907 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He practiced law for several years, before becoming the Commonwealth's attorney for Buchanan County, Virginia in 1916 and 1917. After that, Flanagan continued the practice of law, but also engaged in banking from 1917-1930.

Politics and later life[edit]

Flannagan was subsequently elected as a Democrat to the 72nd Congress and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1949). He was the chairman of Committee on Agriculture (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses), and the congressional adviser to the first session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at Quebec in 1945. Flanagan was not a candidate for renomination in 1948, and he resumed the practice of law in Bristol, Virginia until his death there April 27, 1955. He is interred in Mountain View Cemetery.

References[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph C. Shaffer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

1931–1933
Succeeded by
District abolished
Himself after district re-established in 1935
Preceded by
District re-established
John S. Wise before district eliminated in 1885
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's at-large congressional seat

1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
District re-established
Himself before district abolished in 1933
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

1935–1949
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Fugate
Political offices
Preceded by
Hampton P. Fulmer
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
1945–1947
Succeeded by
Clifford R. Hope