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William Laurence Tierney (August 6, 1876 – April 13, 1958) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1931 to 1933.

William Laurence Tierney
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933[1]
Preceded bySchuyler Merritt
Succeeded bySchuyler Merritt
Personal details
Born(1876-08-06)August 6, 1876[1]
Norwalk, Connecticut[1]
DiedApril 13, 1958(1958-04-13) (aged 81)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Resting placeSt. Mary's Cemetery[1]
Political partyDemocratic[1]
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
Greenwich, Connecticut
Alma materFordham University (1898)[1]
New York Law School (1900)[1]
Occupationlawyer, banker

Early lifeEdit

Tierney was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Tierney attended the public schools. He was graduated from Fordham University, New York City, in 1898 and from New York Law School in 1900.

He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in New York City.[1] He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1905[1] and to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1912,[1] continuing the practice of law. He served as judge of Greenwich court 1912-1914.[1]

Political careerEdit

Tierney served in the Seventy-second Congress from March 4, 1931 to March 3, 1933. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Greenwich, Connecticut, and New York City.

He was State counsel for the Home Owners' Loan Corporation in 1934 and 1935.[1] He engaged in banking and the practice of law in Greenwich, Connecticut, until his death there April 13, 1958. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William L. Tierney (id: T000267)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.