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Name  James Heffernan

Role  U.S. representative
James J. Heffernan
Died  1967, Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

James Joseph Heffernan (November 8, 1888 – January 27, 1967) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


James Joseph Heffernan was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1888. He graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in 1906 and Pratt Institute in 1908, and became an architect.

He was a leader in Brooklyn's Democratic Party, and was a Delegate to several state and national conventions.

Heffernan served as Brooklyn's Highway Commissioner from 1926 to 1933, and was a Delegate to the 1938 state constitutional convention.

In 1940 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat. He was reelected five times and served from January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1953. He did not run for reelection in 1952 and resumed working as an architect.

Heffernan died in Long Branch, New Jersey on January 27, 1967. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.

His brother William J. Heffernan was also a political figure in Brooklyn.


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