Thomas H. Cullen

Thomas Henry Cullen (March 29, 1868 – March 1, 1944) was an American politician from New York.

Thomas Henry Cullen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 1, 1944
Preceded byHarry H. Dale
Succeeded byJohn J. Rooney
Member of the New York Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1899 – December 31, 1918
Preceded byFrank Gallagher
Succeeded byPeter J. McGarry
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Kings County, 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1896 – December 31, 1898
Preceded byJohn F. Houghton
Succeeded byJames J. McInerney
Personal details
Born(1868-03-29)March 29, 1868
Brooklyn, New York
DiedMarch 1, 1944(1944-03-01) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery
40°38′49″N 73°56′18″W / 40.64690°N 73.93830°W / 40.64690; -73.93830 (Holy Cross Cemetery)
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materSt. Francis College


Thomas H. Cullen (1903)

Born in Brooklyn, Cullen attended the local parochial schools, and graduated from St. Francis College in 1880. He engaged in the marine insurance and shipping business.

Cullen was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 3rd D.) in 1896, 1897 and 1898.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) from 1899 to 1918, sitting in the 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures.

He was a delegate to the 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1932 Democratic National Conventions; and a member of the New York State Commission for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in 1915.

Cullen elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and held office from March 4, 1919, until his death in Washington, D.C., in 1944; interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Thomas H. Cullen (id: C000970)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Thomas H. Cullen at Find a Grave
  • State of New York at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1915 (Albany, 1916; pg. 27)
New York State Assembly
Preceded by New York State Assembly
New York County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
New York State Senate
Preceded by New York State Senate
3rd District

Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by