ROONEY, John James

ROONEY, John James
Postcard, 1971, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1903–1975

Biography

ROONEY, John James, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 29, 1903; attended the parochial schools and St. Francis Preparatory School and College; the law department of Fordham University, New York, N.Y., LL.B., 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; served as assistant district attorney in Brooklyn 1940-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress, by special election June 6, 1944, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas H. Cullen; reelected to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from June 6, 1944, until his resignation on December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there on October 26, 1975; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Brooklyn College Library
Archives and Special Collections

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 1943-1974, approximately 500 cubic feet. The papers of Congressman John J. Rooney encompass his personal and professional papers during his many years in Washington. The collection contains legislative files, subject files, case work, state and district files, correspondence, campaign materials, as well as awards, invitations, and publications.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John J. Rooney, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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