GALLAGHER, Cornelius Edward

GALLAGHER, Cornelius Edward
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


GALLAGHER, Cornelius Edward, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921; attended the local schools of Bayonne; was graduated from John Marshall College, Jersey City, N.J., in 1946 and from John Marshall Law School, LL.B., 1948; additional studies at New York University in 1948 and 1949; commanded an Infantry rifle company in General Patton's Third Army in Europe and served from September 1941 until discharged as a captain in November 1946; served one year during the Korean War; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and commenced the practice of law in Bayonne, N.J.; served on faculty of Rutgers University in 1945 and 1946; director of the Broadway National Bank; elected to the Hudson County Board of Freeholders in 1953 and resigned in 1956; appointed commissioner of New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 1956; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; vice president of Baron/Canning International in New York City; died on October 17, 2018, in Monroe Township, N.J.

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

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External Research Collections

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Photographs: In the Glenn Petrenko Photographs, 1964-1965, 1 envelope. The photographs depict American military activities in Vietnam, including visits to hamlets by General William C. Westmoreland and Congressman Cornelius E. Gallagher.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: 1953-1972, 48.25 cubic feet. The collection of Cornelius Edward Gallagher contains the following series: Legislative, Press Releases/Speeches, New Jersey, General, Departmental, Personal, Clippings, Correspondence, Case Files, and Maps. A preliminary inventory is available in the repository and online:
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Felber, Ron. The Privacy War: One Congressman, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Fight for the Fourth Amendment. Montvale, NJ: Croce Publishing Group, 2003.

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