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McAvoy family of New York City, New York

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  Thomas F. McAvoy — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. New York City Deputy Police Commissioner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916. Member, Tammany Hall. Interment at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of John V. McAvoy; grandfather of Clifford T. McAvoy (1904-1957).
  Political family: McAvoy family of New York City, New York.
  John V. McAvoy (d. 1937) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1918-37; died in office 1937; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Died April 12, 1937. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas F. McAvoy (1856?-?); father of Clifford T. McAvoy.
  Political family: McAvoy family of New York City, New York.
Clifford T. McAvoy Clifford T. McAvoy (1904-1957) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 3, 1904. College instructor; concert violinist; legislative representative, College Teachers Union;; American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 15th District, 1938; New York City Deputy Welfare Commissioner, 1938-41; legislative director, Greater New York CIO Council, 1941-44; legislative representative, political action director, and later international representative, United Electrical Workers; American Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1952; American Labor candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1953. Member, American Federation of Teachers. Died, from nephritis, in Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., August 9, 1957 (age 52 years, 310 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John V. McAvoy; married to Muriel Gravelle; grandson of Thomas F. McAvoy (1856?-?).
  Political family: McAvoy family of New York City, New York.
  Image source: New York Times, August 11, 1957
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