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Flynn family of Bronx, New York

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  John H. Flynn (born c.1879) — of Glen Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., about 1879. Democrat. Contractor; real estate and insurance business; appraiser; candidate for mayor of Glen Cove, N.Y., 1905; U.S. Appraiser of Customs at New York, 1942-53. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953).
  Political family: Flynn family of Bronx, New York.
  Thomas Joseph Brady (1885-1971) — also known as Thomas J. Brady — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 25, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Justice, New York City Special Sessions, 1934-39; Justice, New York City Court, 1940-50; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1951-55. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died, in Union Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., March 4, 1971 (age 86 years, 7 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Brady and Elizabeth 'Lizzy' (Fash) Brady; married 1931 to Sarah Flynn (1887-1964; sister of Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953)).
  Political family: Flynn family of Bronx, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County (part now in Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., September 22, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Monroe Goldwater; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 2nd District, 1918-21; Bronx County Sheriff, 1922-25; chair of Bronx County Democratic Party, 1922-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; New York City Chamberlain, 1926-28; secretary of state of New York, 1929-39; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1939-45; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1940-43; leader of Bronx County Democratic Party, 1941-53. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, probably from a heart ailment, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, August 18, 1953 (age 61 years, 330 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry T. Flynn and Sarah (Mallon) Flynn; brother of John H. Flynn (1879?-?) and Sarah 'Sadie' Flynn (1887-1964; who married Thomas Joseph Brady); married, June 15, 1927, to Helen Margaret Jones.
  Political family: Flynn family of Bronx, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Helen J. Flynn (b. 1894) — also known as Helen Margaret Jones; Mrs. Edward J. Flynn — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, December 7, 1894. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956. Female. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Jones; married, June 15, 1927, to Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953).
  Political family: Flynn family of Bronx, New York.
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