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James P. Maher

James Paul Maher (November 3, 1865 – July 31, 1946) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Maher was graduated from St. Patrick's Academy, Brooklyn, New York. Apprenticed to the hatter's trade, he moved to Danbury, Connecticut, in 1887 and was employed as a journeyman hatter. Treasurer of the United Hatters of North America in 1897. He returned to Brooklyn in 1902. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress.

Maher was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1921). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress. He engaged in the real estate business in Brooklyn. He moved to Keansburg, New Jersey, and continued in the real estate business.

Maher was elected mayor of Keansburg in 1926. He died in Keansburg on July 31, 1946. He was interred in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keyport, New Jersey.



Preceded by
Otto G. Foelker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank E. Wilson
Preceded by
William C. Redfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
John B. Johnston
Preceded by
John J. Delaney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael J. Hogan

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