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William Thomas Byrne (March 6, 1876 – January 27, 1952) was a United States Representative from New York.

William Thomas Byrne
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 32nd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 27, 1952
Preceded byHadwen C. Fuller
Succeeded byLeo W. O'Brien
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 28th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byParker Corning
Succeeded byRalph A. Gamble
Member of the New York Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 1, 1923 – December 31, 1936
Preceded byFrank L. Wiswall
Succeeded byErastus Corning 2nd
Personal details
Born(1876-03-06)March 6, 1876
Florida, New York
DiedJanuary 27, 1952(1952-01-27) (aged 75)
Troy, New York
Alma materAlbany Law School



He was born in Florida, Montgomery County, New York. He attended the public schools, and graduated from Albany Law School in 1904. He was admitted to the bar the same year, and practiced law in Albany.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (30th D.) from 1923 to 1936, sitting in the 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 155th, 156th, 157th, 158th and 159th New York State Legislatures; and was Chairman of the Committee on Codes from 1923 to 1924.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st and 82nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1937, until his death from a cerebral hemorrhage on January 27, 1952. He died in Troy, New York;[1] and was buried at St. John's Cemetery in West Albany.


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  1. ^ "Rep. W.T. Byrne Dies Suddenly". Adirondack Daily Enterprise. January 28, 1952.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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