William Bernard Barry

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William Bernard Barry
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
November 5, 1935 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by William F. Brunner
Succeeded by Leonard W. Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – October 20, 1946
Preceded by Thomas H. Cullen
Succeeded by Gregory McMahon
Personal details
Born July 21, 1902 (1902-07-21)
County Mayo, Ireland
Died October 20, 1946 (1946-10-21) (aged 44)
Flushing, Queens, New York
Citizenship

Ireland

 United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Emily B. La Mude Barry
Alma mater New York University
Profession Attorney

William Bernard Barry (July 21, 1902 – October 20, 1946), was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Barry was born in County Mayo, Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1907 with his parents, Thomas J. and Catherine J. (Hennelly) Barry, who settled in Queens County, New York. He attended public schools and graduated from New York University in 1925 and from New York University School of Law in 1929. He was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in New York City. He married Emily B. La Mude on February 7, 1934.

Career[edit]

Barry served as assistant district attorney of Queens County, New York, in 1932 and 1933. He was special United States attorney for the Department of Justice between 1933 and 1935 and a member of the Democratic executive committee of Queens County between 1930 and 1935.[1]

Elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William F. Brunner as representative for New York's second district, Barry was reelected to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1935, until January 3, 1945. Elected for the fourth district, he served from January 3, 1945 until his death on October 20, 1946.[2]

Death[edit]

Barry died, from pneumonia, in St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, New York County, New York, on October 20, 1946 (age 44 years, 91 days). He is interred at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Bernard Barry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Bernard Barry". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "William Bernard Barry". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Brunner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1935–1945
Succeeded by
Leonard W. Hall
Preceded by
Thomas H. Cullen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1945–1946
Succeeded by
Gregory McMahon