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Patrick J. Carley

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Patrick J. Carley
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Chairman of the House Committee on the Election of the President, Vice President, and Representatives
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byWilliam E. Cleary
Succeeded byRichard J. Tonry
Personal details
Born(1866-02-02)February 2, 1866
County Roscommon, Ireland, U.K.
DiedFebruary 25, 1936(1936-02-25) (aged 70)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other political
Occupationconstruction, real estate development

Patrick J. Carley (February 2, 1866 – February 25, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Life and career

P. J. Carley was born in County Roscommon, Ireland (then a part of the U.K.) on February 2, 1866. He was educated in Ireland and immigrated to the United States when he was 17, settling in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2] He became active in construction and real estate development, eventually owning and operating his own firm, P. J. Carley & Sons.[3][4] He was also involved in banking and several civic causes, including support of the Bay Ridge Memorial Hospital.[5][6]

In 1926 Carley was elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress. He was reelected three times, and served from March 4, 1927, to January 3, 1935. From 1932 to 1933 he was Chairman of the House Committee on the Election of the President, Vice President, and Representatives.[7]

Carley was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 and resumed his construction and other business interests.

Death and burial

Carley died in Brooklyn on February 25, 1936, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Record for Patrick J Carley, accessed January 20, 2013
  2. ^ 1930 United States Federal Census, Record for Patrick J Carley, accessed January 20, 2013
  3. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, P. J. Carley Starts Big Program for Bay Ridge Homes, May 1, 1921
  4. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Congressman Carley Finds Bay Ridge Merchants Cheerful, November 20, 1932
  5. ^ The Capitalist, New Savings Bank in Brooklyn, Volumes 40 to 42, May 1909, page 87
  6. ^ U.S. Government Printing Office, Official Congressional Directory, 1933, page 75
  7. ^ New York Times, Carley Heads Elections Committee, February 17, 1932
  8. ^ New York Times, Patrick J. Garley, Legislator, Dead, February 26, 1936
  9. ^ New York Times, 1,800 at Carley Rites: Civic and Political Organizations Represented at Services, February 29, 1936
  10. ^ New York Post, Patrick J. Carley Dies; Former Congressman, February 26, 1936

External resources

  • United States Congress. "Patrick J. Carley (id: C000149)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Patrick J. Carley at Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William E. Cleary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard J. Tonry
This page was last edited on 13 February 2021, at 13:19
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