DELANEY, James Joseph, (1901 - 1987)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DELANEY, James Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 19, 1901; attended the public schools in Long Island City, N.Y.; was graduated from the law department of St. John’s College, Brooklyn, N.Y. LL.B., 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in New York City; assistant district attorney of Queens County, N.Y., 1936-1944; 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; resumed the practice of law in New York City; elected to the Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation December 31, 1978; chairman, Select Committee to conduct an investigation and study of the use of chemicals, pesticides, and insecticides in and with respect to food products (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Committee on Rules (Ninety-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; was a resident of Key Biscayne, Fla., until his death in Tenafly, N.J., May 24, 1987; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James J. Delaney, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.