BRENNAN, Vincent Morrison, (1890 - 1959)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BRENNAN, Vincent Morrison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., April 22, 1890; moved with his parents to Detroit in 1895; was graduated from SS. Peter and Paul’s Parochial School, from Detroit College in 1909, from the law department of Harvard University in 1912, and from the University of Detroit in 1914; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Detroit; legal adviser to the Michigan State Labor Department in 1912 and 1913; assistant corporation counsel for the city of Detroit 1915-1920; member of the State senate in 1919 and 1920; drafted the automobile traffic ordinance of Detroit, used as a model for many other cities; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for reelection in 1922; elected judge of the circuit court of Wayne County, Mich., for the term commencing in January 1924; reelected for six successive terms and served until his resignation December 31, 1954; practiced law; died in Detroit, Mich., February 4, 1959; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Birmingham, Mich.