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Francis Thomas Maloney (March 31, 1894 – January 16, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1933 to 1935 and a U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1935 to 1945. He was a Democrat.

Francis Maloney
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Chair of the Senate Public Buildings Committee
In office
1942–1945
Preceded byTom Connally
Succeeded byCharles O. Andrews
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
LeaderAlben W. Barkley
Preceded byJoshua B. Lee
Succeeded byBrien McMahon
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 16, 1945
Preceded byFrederic C. Walcott
Succeeded byThomas C. Hart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byJohn Q. Tilson
Succeeded byJames A. Shanley
Personal details
BornFrancis Thomas Maloney
(1894-03-31)March 31, 1894
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedJanuary 16, 1945(1945-01-16) (aged 50)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

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Early lifeEdit

Maloney was born in Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, March 31, 1894. He was a Catholic and his father and maternal grandparents were from Ireland.[1][2] He attended public and parochial schools of Meriden. From 1914 to 1921, he worked as a newspaper reporter, except for 1917–1918, when he served as a seaman first class in the US Navy during the First World War. He then engaged in real estate and insurance business.[3]

Political careerEdit

Maloney served as mayor of Meriden from 1929 to 1933.[4] He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives of the seventy-third Congress and served from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1935, in the session that was shorter than the usual two years because the time when the sessions would open was changed. He did not seek reelection, because he had been nominated for the Senate. He was elected to the Senate in 1934, re-elected in 1940 and served until his death in 1945. He was chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds in the seventy-seventh through seventy-ninth Congresses.[5]

Maloney was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Connecticut in 1936, 1940, and 1944.[6]

He died in Meriden, Connecticut, on January 16, 1945, and was interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

LegacyEdit

One of the two public high schools in Meriden, Connecticut, is named for Maloney.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard, Index to Politicians: Maloney.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved April 26, 2018
  3. ^ Maloney, Francis Thomas at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  4. ^ Maloney, Francis Thomas at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. This time frame is, however, noted as 1930-1933 at The Political Graveyard.
  5. ^ Maloney, Francis Thomas at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard, Index to Politicians: Maloney.
  7. ^ Cf. Francis T. Maloney High School.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Q. Tilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
James A. Shanley
Party political offices
Preceded by
Augustine Lonergan
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Connecticut
(Class 1)

1934, 1940
Succeeded by
Wilbur Lucius Cross
Preceded by
Joshua B. Lee
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Caucus
1943–1945
Succeeded by
Brien McMahon
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Frederic C. Walcott
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Connecticut
1935–1945
Served alongside: Augustine Lonergan, John Danaher, Brien McMahon
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Hart
Preceded by
Tom Connally
Chair of the Senate Public Buildings Committee
1942–1945
Succeeded by
Charles O. Andrews