Michael F. Conry

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Michael F. Conry

Michael Francis Conry (April 2, 1870 – March 2, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Conry attended the public schools, and was employed in the coal mines until sustaining an injury which crushed his ankles and left him crippled. He taught school for seven years, and also worked as an accountant and a newspaper reporter.

After deciding on a career as an attorney, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1896, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress.

He later moved to New York City and resumed the practice of law, including two years as the city's assistant corporation counsel.

Conry was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress. He was reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909 until his death.

Conry suffered from Bright's disease, a classification of kidney disease that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis, and became ill in late 1916. He died in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 1917, and was interred at Calvary Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens.

He was married to Katherine O'Boyle of Scranton, and they were the parents of three daughters.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas G. Patten
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas F. Smith

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.