DELACY, Emerson Hugh, (1910 - 1986)


Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DELACY, Emerson Hugh, a Representative from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 9, 1910; attended the Queen Anne public schools; was graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle, in 1932; received M.A. degree in 1932; taught English at the University of Washington 1933-1937; member of the city council of Seattle 1937-1940; employed as a shipyard machinist 1940-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged in 1947 as editor of monthly Bulletin of Machinists’ Union, Seattle, Wash.; State director of Progressive Party of Ohio, 1948-1950; worked as carpenter in Cleveland, Ohio, 1951-1958, except for employment during part of 1952 in the presidential campaign of the Progressive Party; continued in carpentry in Los Angeles, 1959-1960, and became general building contractor until retirement in 1967; pursued graduate studies in philosophy at San Fernando Valley State College; was a resident of Van Nuys, Calif. until his death in Soquel, Calif. on August 19, 1986.