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date: 18 November 2019

Flynn, Edward Josephlocked

(22 September 1891–18 August 1953)
  • John M. Allswang

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Flynn, Edward Joseph (22 September 1891–18 August 1953), political leader and adviser, was born in New York City, the son of Henry T. Flynn and Sara Mellon. His Roman Catholic parents had immigrated from Ireland after his father graduated from Trinity College, Dublin; the family settled in the Bronx and was relatively well off, providing Flynn with a more comfortable and secure environment than was the case in most immigrant families of the time. Flynn graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1912 and began the practice of law. In 1924 he went into partnership with Monroe Goldwater, with whom he developed a profitable legal practice that continued for the rest of his life. In 1927 he married Helen Margaret Jones; the happy and successful marriage, centered in their Bronx home, produced three children....

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