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Gerald Thomas Flynn (October 7, 1910 – May 14, 1990) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Gerald T. Flynn
Gerald T. Flynn (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byLawrence H. Smith
Succeeded byHenry Schadeberg
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 21st district
In office
Succeeded byLynn Stalbaum
Personal details
Gerald Thomas Flynn

(1910-10-07)October 7, 1910
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedMay 14, 1990(1990-05-14) (aged 79)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary McAvoy
Alma materMarquette University (LLB)

Born on a farm in Racine County, Wisconsin near Racine, Wisconsin, Flynn attended a rural grade school and Racine (Wisconsin) High School. He graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1933. He was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced the practice of law in Racine, Wisconsin. He served as delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1950 to 1954.

Flynn was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961). He represented Wisconsin's 1st congressional district.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress and for election in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of Racine, Wisconsin, until his death there on May 14, 1990.


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1960,' Biographical Sketch of Gerald T. Smith, pg.12-13
  2. ^ "Democrat Wins 1st District Congress Seat". Janesville Daily Gazette. November 5, 1958. p. 1. Retrieved June 9, 2015 – via  


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Succeeded by
Henry C. Schadeberg