ROONEY, John James, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 29,
1903; attended the parochial schools and St. Francis Preparatory School and
College; the law department of Fordham University, New York, N.Y., LL.B., 1925;
was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.;
served as assistant district attorney in Brooklyn 1940-1944; elected as a
Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress, by special election June 6, 1944, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas H. Cullen; reelected to the
fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from June 6, 1944, until his
resignation on December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to
the Ninety-fourth Congress; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there
on October 26, 1975; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: John J. Rooney, Democratic Representative
from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,