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Thomas A. Flaherty

Thomas Aloysius Flaherty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
December 14, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by John P. Higgins
Succeeded by James Michael Curley
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Second Suffolk District[1]
In office
Succeeded by John Patrick Doherty[3]
Personal details
Born December 21, 1898
Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 27, 1965 (aged 66)
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Boston College High School, Northeastern University Law School
Profession Civil servant, real estate broker and appraiser
Religion Roman Catholic[4]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1918
Battles/wars World War I

Thomas Aloysius Flaherty (December 21, 1898 – April 27, 1965) was a member of the US House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Flaherty was born in Boston, Massachusetts, December 21, 1898. He attended the public schools, Boston College High School[4] and Northeastern University Law School.

He served as a private in the United States Army in 1918. Latter he took a job with the United States Veterans’ Administration at Boston. He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1934. He then was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John P. Higgins; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from December 14, 1937, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; served as transit commissioner of the city of Boston 1943-1945; chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities 1946-1953, serving as commissioner 1953-1955; chairman, Board of Review, Assessing Department, city of Boston, 1956–1960; real estate broker and appraiser; was a resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, where he died April 27, 1965; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts.

External links


  1. ^ Howard, Richard T. (1935), Public officials of Massachusetts (1935-1936), Boston, MA,: Boston Review, p. Page 160. 
  2. ^ Howard, Richard T. (1939), Public officials of Massachusetts (1939-1940), Boston, MA,: Boston Review, p. Page 9. 
  3. ^ Howard, Richard T. (1937), Public officials of Massachusetts (1937-1938), Boston, MA,: Boston Review, p. 148. 
  4. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1946), The American Catholic who's who, Volume 7 (1946-1947), Grosse Pointe, MI: Walter Romig, p. Page 143. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John P. Higgins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

December 14, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
James Michael Curley
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives

Succeeded by
John Patrick Doherty

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