John J. Rooney
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
June 6, 1944 – December 31, 1974
|Preceded by||Thomas H. Cullen|
|Succeeded by||Frederick W. Richmond|
|Constituency||4th district (1944–45)|
12th district (1945–53)
14th district (1953–74)
John James Rooney
November 29, 1903
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
|Died||October 26, 1975 (aged 71)|
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.|
(m. 1953; his death, 1975)
|Education||Fordham University (JD)|
Rooney was born in Brooklyn in 1903. In 1925, he graduated with a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law and practiced law following his admission to the bar the next year. He subsequently served as assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York, from 1940 to 1944.
In 1944, Rooney was elected by special election to the 78th United States Congress, to fill the vacancy left after the death of Thomas H. Cullen. He was re-elected in each subsequent election until opting to retire after the 1974 midterm election. He resigned from his seat on December 31, 1974, a few days before his term was to expire.
Rooney died on October 26, 1975, in Washington, D.C.
- United States Congress. "John J. Rooney (id: R000424)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John J. Rooney at Find a Grave