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John Joseph Boylan (September 20, 1878 – October 5, 1938) was an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

John Joseph Boylan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – October 5, 1938
Preceded byThomas J. Ryan
Succeeded byMichael J. Kennedy
Member of the New York Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 1, 1919 – December 31, 1922
Preceded byJimmy Walker
Succeeded byEllwood Rabenold
Member of the New York Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 1, 1913 – December 31, 1918
Preceded byThomas J. McManus
Succeeded byAbraham Kaplan
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the New York County, 11th district
In office
January 1, 1910 – December 31, 1912
Preceded byOwen W. Bohan
Succeeded byJohn Kerrigan
Personal details
BornSeptember 20, 1878 (1878-09-20)
New York City
DiedOctober 5, 1938 (1938-10-06) (aged 60)
New York City
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materManhattan College
Professionrealtor politician


Boylan was born in New York City the son of Patrick and Elizabeth (McElroy) Boylan. He attended the public schools, Cathedral School, De La Salle Institute, and Manhattan College. Boylan was employed as a postal clerk and afterward engaged in the real estate business.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 11th D.) in 1910, 1911 and 1912.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1913 to 1922, sitting in the 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st, 142nd, 143rd, 144th and 145th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th and 75th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1923 until his death on October 5, 1938, in New York City.

Boylan died on October 5, 1938, in French Hospital in Manhattan; and was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John J. Boylan (id: B000726)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Owen W. Bohan
New York State Assembly
New York County, 11th District

Succeeded by
John Kerrigan
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas J. McManus
New York State Senate
15th District

Succeeded by
Abraham Kaplan
Preceded by
Jimmy Walker
New York State Senate
13th District

Succeeded by
Ellwood Rabenold
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas J. Ryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael J. Kennedy