Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-05-30
Death 1976-06-09
US
English

Biographical notes:

Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088

James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General.

From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243

Politician.

From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius Farley : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574163

From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius Farley : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731719

American politician.

From the description of Letter, 1938 Dec., 9, Washington D.C., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184903456

James Aloysius Farley was Postmaster General from 1933-1940. Prior to and after this post, Farley was a force in the New York and the National Democratic Party. He worked on Franklin D. Roosevelt's first two campaigns; he opposed the third and resigned his cabinet post and Democratic National Committee Chairmanship in 1940. He retained his post as chair of the Democratic Party of New York until 1944. Lou Gehrig played his entire career with the New York Yankees (1923-1939). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

From the description of Letter, 1939, July 5. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 49562518

Biographical Note

  • 1888, May 30: Born, Grassy Point, N.Y.
  • 1911: Elected town clerk, Grassy Point, N.Y.
  • 1918: Appointed warden, Port of New York, N.Y.
  • 1919 - 1929 : Chairman, Rockland County Democratic Committee, Rockland County, N.Y.
  • 1920: Married Elizabeth A. Finnegan
  • 1922 - 1923 : Member, New York State Assembly
  • 1922 - 1933 : Member, then chairman, New York State Boxing Commission
  • 1924 - 1948 : Delegate, Democratic National Conventions
  • 1926: Sales manager of the Universal Gypsum Co. Organized James A. Farley Co.
  • 1928 - 1934 : Secretary, then chairman, New York State Democratic Committee
  • 1929: Merged his company with five others to form General Builders Supply Corp.
  • 1932 - 1940 : Chairman, Democratic National Committee
  • 1933 - 1940 : Postmaster general
  • 1938: Published Behind the Ballots. New York: Harcourt Brace
  • 1940 - 1973 : Chairman of the Board, Coca-Cola Export Corp.; honorary chairman, 1973-1976
  • 1948: Published Jim Farley's Story; the Roosevelt Years. New York: Whittlesey House
  • 1973 - 1976 : Honorary chairman of the board, Coca-Cola Export Corp.
  • 1976, June 9: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the James A. Farley Papers, 1790-1976, (bulk 1918-1976), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Constitutional amendments--United States
  • Politics, Practical
  • Professional sports
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1936
  • Politicians--Interviews
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Irish Americans--Societies, etc

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Businessmen
  • Politicians

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)