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  Gavagan, Joseph A.
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NameJoseph A. Gavagan
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New York, New York , United States
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Born August 20, 1892
DiedOctober 18, 1968 (76 years)
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InfoGAVAGAN, Joseph Andrew, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 20, 1892; attended the public and parochial schools; was graduated from the law department of Fordham University, New York City in 1920; during the First World War enlisted as a private and later was promoted to second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps and served from August 20, 1917, to October 13, 1919; first lieutenant in the Quartermaster Reserve Corps 1920-1925; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the State assembly 1923-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Royal H. Weller; reelected to the Seventy-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1929, until December 30, 1943, when he resigned, having been elected a justice of the New York Supreme Court in November 1943 for a fourteen-year term; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 2 (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses), Committee on War Claims (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses); reelected in 1957 for a second term as a justice; died in Bennington, Vt., October 18, 1968; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.


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  11/05/1957 NY State Supreme Court 01 Won 19.89% (+0.21%)
  11/03/1942 NY District 21 Won 66.30% (+32.60%)
  11/05/1940 NY District 21 Won 63.24% (+36.15%)
  11/08/1938 NY District 21 Won 69.47% (+39.89%)
  11/03/1936 NY District 21 Won 73.69% (+53.43%)
  11/06/1934 NY District 21 Won 68.20% (+42.33%)
  11/08/1932 NY District 21 Won 64.58% (+36.91%)
  11/04/1930 NY District 21 Won 60.18% (+25.89%)
  11/05/1929 NY District 21 Special Won 56.72% (+18.81%)
  11/06/1928 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 54.44% (+12.83%)
  11/08/1927 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 61.95% (+26.04%)
  11/02/1926 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 35.96% (-26.32%)
  11/03/1925 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 60.45% (+22.64%)
  11/04/1924 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 59.42% (+21.67%)
  11/06/1923 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 62.55% (+27.35%)
  11/07/1922 NY Assembly - New York 22 Won 63.88% (+31.27%)
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