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FOGARTY, John Edward, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., March
23, 1913; attended La Salle Academy and Providence College; apprenticed as a
bricklayer in 1930; moved to Harmony, R.I., and was employed as a bricklayer;
served as president of Bricklayers Union No. 1 of Rhode Island; elected as a
Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses and served from
January 3, 1941, until his resignation on December 7, 1944, to enlist in the
United States Navy; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the eleven succeeding
Congresses and served from February 7, 1945, until his death in Washington,
D.C., on January 10, 1967; interment in St. Anns Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.
BibliographyHealey, James S.
John E. Fogarty: Political Leadership for Library Development.
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974.