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Robert S. Maloney

Robert Sarsfield Maloney (February 3, 1881 – November 8, 1934) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Robert Sarsfield Maloney
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byMichael F. Phelan
Succeeded byWilliam P. Connery Jr.
Member of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
City Commission
In office
President of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
Member of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 3, 1881
DiedNovember 8, 1934 (aged 53)
Resting placeImmaculate Conception Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

Early life and educationEdit

Maloney was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He attended public schools and learned the printer's trade.

Trade Union activitiesEdit

Maloney was a fraternal delegate of the American Federation of Labor to the 1907 Canadian Trades and Labor Congress in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was New England organizer for the International Typographical Union 1908–1912.

Lawrence Board of AldermenEdit

He was elected a member of the Lawrence, Massachusetts Board of Aldermen in 1909 and he served as the Board's president.

City commissioner for Public healthEdit

In the November 7, 1911 city election the voters enacted a new city charter that enacted a City Commission form of government in Lawrence. The new charter took effect on January 1, 1912.[1] Maloney was member of the city commission in 1912, and from 1916–1920 and served as president. Maloney was elected to the city commission to serve as the director of the Department of Public Health and Charities, Maoney served in this capacity in 1912 and 1915–1920.

Congressional serviceEdit

Maloney was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress from (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923), but was not a candidate for renomination. He again served as director of the Department of Public Health and Charities, from 1924 until 1928, published a weekly newspaper and, later, engaged in the restaurant business until his death.

Death and BurialEdit

Maloney died in Lawrence on November 8, 1934. His interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.



  1. ^ Arrington, Benjamin F. (1922), Municipal history of Essex County in Massachusetts, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company., p. 495.