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  George Alfred Arkwright (1888-1972) — also known as George A. Arkwright — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 19, 1888. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944; candidate for borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1945; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1950-64; appointed 1950; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1954-62. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Rotary. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 25, 1972 (age 83 years, 341 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Arkwright and Mary Augusta (McKeever) Arkwright; married, August 20, 1924, to Loretta Marie Cleary.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Vincent R. Balletta, Jr. (1927-1996) — of Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 7, 1927. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly 18th District, 1967-70; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1976. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Lions; Sons of Italy; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died October 15, 1996 (age 69 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maria Sottosanti.
  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
  John D. Caemmerer (1928-1982) — also known as "The Snorting Bull" — of East Williston, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 19, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1966-82 (8th District 1966, 5th District 1967-72, 7th District 1973-82); died in office 1982. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died, of cancer, in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 7, 1982 (age 54 years, 19 days). Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Joan L. Holt.
  William George Clark (1924-2001) — also known as William G. Clark — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 16, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1953-54, 1957-59; member of Illinois state senate, 1955-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; Illinois state attorney general, 1961-69; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1968; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1976-92. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Amvets; American Legion; Moose; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died in Skokie, Cook County, Ill., August 17, 2001 (age 77 years, 32 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Ill.
  Edward T. Corcoran (c.1894-1937) — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Mechanicville, Saratoga County, N.Y., about 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; elected delegate to New York state constitutional convention 2nd District 1937, but died before taking office. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; American Legion; Elks; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died, in Rockefeller Institute hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 25, 1937 (age about 43 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dominic Corcoran; married to Margaret M. McCosker.
  Francis Edwin Dorn (1911-1987) — also known as Francis E. Dorn — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 18, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1941-42; defeated, 1937, 1938; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1948 (7th District), 1949 (7th District), 1950 (7th District), 1960 (12th District), 1962 (15th District); candidate for borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1961. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Eagles; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus. Died, of cancer, in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 17, 1987 (age 76 years, 152 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of J. J. Dorn and Adelaide (Leman) Dorn; married to Dorothy McGann.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James W. Feely — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1939-46, 1949-51. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William F. Hagarty (1877-1950) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, June 30, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member, board of managers, Holy Family Hospital; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1923-47; defeated, 1921; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1927-47. Catholic. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died, in Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 30, 1950 (age 72 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cornelius E. Hagarty and Julia A. (Leary) Hagarty; married 1942 to Mary E. McGrath.
Richard P. Lydon Richard Paul Lydon (1868-1946) — also known as Richard P. Lydon — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1919-38. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 8, 1946 (age 77 years, 83 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Henry Lydon and Ellen R. (Buckley) Lydon.
  Image source: New York Times, March 9, 1946
  Walter Aloysius Lynch (1894-1957) — also known as Walter A. Lynch — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County (part now in Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., July 7, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 21st District, 1938; U.S. Representative from New York, 1940-51 (22nd District 1940-45, 23rd District 1945-51); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for Governor of New York, 1950; New York Democratic state chair, 1953; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1955-57; died in office 1957. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Elks; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, from a heart attack, in Belle Harbor, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 10, 1957 (age 63 years, 65 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph B. Lynch and Katherine (Joyce) Lynch; married to Claire R. Mitchell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph R. Marro (b. 1907) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 17, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1953-64 (18th District 1953-54, 24th District 1955-64). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Burial location unknown.
  Christopher M. Murray — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2001; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 2002-. Catholic. Member, Catholic Lawyers Society. Still living as of 2013.
  Susan Bieke Neilson (1956-2006) — of Grosse Pointe Woods, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 27, 1956. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1991-2005; appointed 1991; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2005-06; died in office 2006. Female. Catholic. Member, Soroptimists; Phi Beta Kappa; Catholic Lawyers Society. Died, of pulmonary failure due to myelodysplastic syndrome, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 25, 2006 (age 49 years, 151 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ronald Bieke and Sheila Bieke.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Myles Anderson Paige (c.1898-1983) — also known as Myles A. Paige — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., about 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Pullman car porter; lawyer; Republican candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1926; American Labor candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1937; justice, New York City Court of Special Sessions, 1940-58; judge, Court of Domestic Relations (later Family Court). Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; American Legion; Catholic Lawyers Guild. New York City's first Black magistrate, 1936, and first Black judge, 1940. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 30, 1983 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Michael J. Riordan — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 2012-; appointed 2012. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers Society. Still living as of 2013.
  John Stanislaus Thorp, Jr. (b. 1925) — also known as John S. Thorp, Jr. — of Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 29, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1965-75 (Nassau County 6th District 1965, 14th District 1966, 13th District 1967-72, 19th District 1973-75); county judge in New York, 1970; superior court judge in New York, 1970. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Catholic Lawyers Guild; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Son of John Stanislaus Thorp (1893?-?); married to Dolores Hartig.
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