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  O'Leary, James A.
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NameJames A. O'Leary
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West New Brighton, New York , United States
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Born April 23, 1889
DiedMarch 16, 1944 (54 years)
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InfoO’LEARY, James Aloysius, (great grandfather of Vito James Fossella), a Representative from New York; born in New Brighton, Staten Island, N.Y., April 23, 1889; attended St. Peter’s Academy, Augustinian Academy, and Westerleigh Collegiate Institute, all Staten Island institutions; studied law while engaged in the real estate and insurance business; became associated with the North Shore Ice Co. in 1917 and served as general manager and vice president 1920-1934; also an official in numerous other Staten Island enterprises; unsuccessful candidate for the nomination of State senator in 1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death at West Brighton, Staten Island, N.Y., March 16, 1944; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments (Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, and Seventy-eighth Congresses); interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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