SIROVICH, William Irving

SIROVICH, William Irving
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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SIROVICH, William Irving, a Representative from New York; born in York, York County, Pa., March 18, 1882; moved to New York City with his parents in 1888; attended the public schools; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1902 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York City, in 1906; commenced the practice of medicine in New York City in 1906; also engaged as a lecturer, editor, and playwright, several of his plays being produced on Broadway; member of the fifth district school board 1906-1926; appointed as a member of the commission to inquire into the subject of widows' pensions and of the State pension commission in 1913; appointed a member of the State charities convention in 1914; served as superintendent of Peoples Hospital, New York City, 1910-1927; appointed commissioner of child welfare in 1919 and served until 1931; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his death; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses); president of the Industrial National Bank, New York City, 1929-1932; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Congress held at Bucharest, Rumania, in 1931; died in New York City December 17, 1939; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

The City College of New York
The Morris Raphael Cohen Library

New York, NY
Papers: ca. 1933-1940, 0.5 cubic foot. The collection of William Sirovich contains an obituary and biographical notices.

University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the United States Congress House Committee on Patents, 1930-1932, 3 items. The papers contain correspondence with Theodore Dreiser from Albert H. Vestal and William I. Sirovich, members of this committee. scription: 3 items
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of William Irving Sirovich, late a Representative from New York. Seventy-sixth Congress, third session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Elections No. 1. Sirovich v. Perlman election contest. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1926.

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