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Paul Herbert Maloney (February 14, 1876 – March 26, 1967) was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1914 to 1916. Later, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served seven terms as a Democrat.

Paul Maloney
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byHale Boggs
Succeeded byHale Boggs
In office
March 4, 1931 – December 15, 1940
Preceded byJames Z. Spearing
Succeeded byHale Boggs
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1914 – 1916
Personal details
Born(1876-02-14)February 14, 1876
New Orleans, Louisiana
DiedMarch 26, 1967(1967-03-26) (aged 91)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Adeline LeCourt

BiographyEdit

Born in New Orleans, Maloney attended public school and private school in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He began employment as an office boy for a drayage company and served in the Louisiana National Guard from 1895 to 1898. By 1916, he was president of the drayage company while also engaging in a linen supply company, a trucking and storage company, and an automobile distributing company.

Maloney entered politics in 1914 when he was elected a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He joined the New Orleans Levee Board in 1917 and served as president in 1919 and 1920, and was commissioner of public utilities from 1920 to 1925. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions from 1924 through 1936. Maloney successfully challenged Representative James Z. Spearing for renomination to Congress in 1930 and was elected five times. In 1940, facing a spirited challenge from anti-Longite attorney Hale Boggs, Maloney initially withdrew his bid for a sixth term, but reentered the race and subsequently lost to Boggs.[1] He was nominated and confirmed to become collector of internal revenue for the New Orleans district, serving from December 16, 1940, to July 31, 1942.

Maloney defeated Boggs for renomination in 1942 and was elected to two additional terms in Congress. He declining to seek reelection in 1946 and was again succeeded by Boggs. He resumed his business activities in the trucking and storage business. He died in New Orleans on March 26, 1967 and was interred at Metairie Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "MALONEY, Paul Herbert (id: M000091)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Sanson, Jerry Purvis (1999). Louisiana During World War II: Politics and Society, 1939-1945. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. p. 152. ISBN 0-8071-2308-0.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Z. Spearing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

1931 – 1940
Succeeded by
Hale Boggs
Preceded by
Hale Boggs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

1943 – 1947
Succeeded by
Hale Boggs