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 James Aloysius Byrne

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James Aloysius Byrne

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Sep 1980 (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7463358 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Educated at St. Joseph's College, he ran a successful business as a mortician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entering politics, he was the Philadelphia County Registrar, Bureau of Vital Statistics (1934-39), chief deputy U.S. Marshal (1940-43) and U.S. Marshal for eastern district of Pennsylvania (1943-45). He also was the senior disbursing officer of Pennsylvania State Treasury (1945-50) and a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (1951-52). In 1953, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress and to the next nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1973. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his previous business interests until his death. In his honor, the James A. Byrne Court House in Philadelphia, bears his name and the oak tree in the central courtyard at the University of Pennsylvania, was renamed "Byrne's Oak."

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7463358
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7463358/james-aloysius-byrne : accessed ), memorial page for James Aloysius Byrne (22 Jun 1906–3 Sep 1980), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7463358, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .