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Lawrence James Flaherty
Birth: Jul. 4, 1878
San Mateo
San Mateo County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1926
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent California's 5th District in the Sixty-ninth Congress, he served from 1925 until his death in office. The San Mateo native moved with his parents to San Francisco at age 10, and initially worked as a cement mason. He was a member of the San Francisco Board of Police Commissioners (1911 to 1915) and the California Senate (1915 to 1922), and President of the San Francisco Building Trades (1921 to 1926). In 1921 he was appointed US Surveyor of Customs for the Port of San Francisco, a position he resigned to take his seat in Congress. Flaherty served in the US House for 15 months before dying from complications of surgery in Washington DC. Richard J. Welch was elected to complete his term. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section L, Row 81, Grave 4
GPS (lat/lon): 37.67028, -122.44253
 
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Record added: Jan 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7122434
Lawrence James Flaherty
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Lawrence James Flaherty
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