Matthew A. Dunn
Matthew A. Dunn
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 34th district
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1941
|Preceded by||Patrick J. Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||James A. Wright|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
Matthew Anthony Dunn
August 15, 1886
|Died||February 13, 1942 (aged 55)|
Matthew A. Dunn was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania. As a result of numerous accidents he lost the sight of his left eye at the age of twelve and that of his right eye at the age of twenty. He attended the School for the Blind in Pittsburgh and graduated from Overbrook School for the Blind in Overbrook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1909. He was engaged in the sale of periodicals and newspapers in 1907 and 1908, and in the insurance brokerage business from 1920 to 1924. He was member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1926 to 1932.
Dunn was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses. He served as Chairman of the United States House Committee on the Census during the Seventy-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1940 due to ill health, and thus retired from active business. He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was interred in Homewood Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Matthew A. Dunn (id: D000551)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Patrick J. Sullivan
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 34th congressional district
James A. Wright