LONERGAN, Augustine

1874–1947

Biography

LONERGAN, Augustine, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Thompson, Windham County, Conn., May 20, 1874; attended the public schools of Rockville and Bridgeport; graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1902; admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; member of the city planning commission 1910-1912; assistant corporation counsel of Hartford 1910-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; elected to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920, having become a candidate for United States Senator; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1920 and again in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Conn.; elected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1932 and served from March 4, 1933, to January 3, 1939; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there on October 18, 1947; interment in Mount St. Benedict's Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.

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

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External Research Collections

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: In the Edward G. Dolan papers, 1924-1935, chiefly concerning the New Deal and Democratic party in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Library

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1932. 1 letter.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Howard Cyrus Lawrence papers, 1916-1966. Finding aid.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977; and Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969.
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