McNAMARA, Patrick Vincent, (1894 - 1966)

Senate Years of Service: 1955-1966
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

McNAMARA, Patrick Vincent, a Senator from Michigan; born in North Weymouth, Mass., October 4, 1894; attended the public schools in Weymouth and Fore River Apprentice School in Quincy, Mass.; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1921, and became active in union and civic affairs; engaged in the construction industry 1921-1955; director, Detroit area of Office of Price Administration, Rent Division 1942-1945; vice president of Stanley-Carter Co., Detroit, Mich., 1946-1954; member, Detroit City Council 1946-1947, and the Detroit Board of Education 1949-1955; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1954; reelected in 1960, and served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Bethesda, Md., April 30, 1966; chairman, Special Committee on Aging (Eighty-seventh Congress), Committee on Public Works (Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses); interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.


U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 89th Cong., 2nd sess., 1966. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1967.