Michael J. Stack

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Michael J. Stack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Edward L. Stokes
Succeeded by Francis J. Myers
Personal details
Born (1888-09-29)September 29, 1888
Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
Died December 14, 1960(1960-12-14) (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater St. Mary's University

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


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

Succeeded by
Francis J. Myers