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John J. Rooney

Born: Nov 29, 1903

Death: Oct 26, 1975

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

John J. Rooney

Date of Birth : Nov 29, 1903
Date of Death : Oct 26, 1975
Birth Place : Brooklyn

John James Rooney was a Democratic politician from New York. Rooney was born in Brooklyn in 1903. In 1925, he graduated with a law degree from Fordham University and practiced law following his admission to the bar the next year. He subsequently served as assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York, from 1940 to 1944. In 1944, Rooney was elected by special election to the 78th United States Congress, to fill the vacancy left after the death of Thomas H. Cullen. He was re-elected in each subsequent election until opting to retire after the 1974 midterm election. He resigned from his seat on December 31, 1974, a few days before his term was to expire. Rooney died on October 26, 1975 in Washington, D.C.


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