Thomas H. Cullen

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Thomas Henry Cullen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th district
In office
June 6, 1919 – March 1, 1944
Preceded by Harry H. Dale
Succeeded by John J. Rooney
Member of the New York Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1899 – December 31, 1918
Preceded by Frank Gallagher
Succeeded by Peter J. McGarry
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Kings County, 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1896 – December 31, 1898
Preceded by John F. Houghton
Succeeded by James J. McInerney
Personal details
Born (1868-03-29)March 29, 1868
Brooklyn, New York
Died March 1, 1944(1944-03-01) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery
40°38′49″N 73°56′18″W / 40.64690°N 73.93830°W / 40.64690; -73.93830 (Holy Cross Cemetery)
Alma mater St. Francis College

Thomas Henry Cullen (March 29, 1868 – March 1, 1944) was an American politician from New York.


Thomas H. Cullen (1903)

Born in Brooklyn, Cullen attended the local parochial schools, and graduated from St. Francis College in 1880. He engaged in the marine insurance and shipping business.

Cullen was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 3rd D.) in 1896, 1897 and 1898.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) from 1899 to 1918, sitting in the 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures.

He was a delegate to the 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1932 Democratic National Conventions; and a member of the New York State Commission for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in 1915.

Cullen elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and held office from March 4, 1919 until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1944; interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John F. Houghton
New York State Assembly
New York County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
James J. McInerney
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Frank Gallagher
New York State Senate
3rd District

Succeeded by
Peter J. McGarry
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry H. Dale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Rooney