Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953

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From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Joseph Flynn : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732385

Edward Joseph Flynn (1891-1953), lawyer, author, was born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham Law School in 1912 and admitted to the New York Bar in June 1913. Flynn practiced law in partnership with Bill McKeown from 1913 to1922, and Monroe Goldwater from 1924 to 1953, but he soon became involved in politics in the Bronx, New York, and rose to prominence in the Democratic Party. He served as Assemblyman of Bronx County from 1918 to 1921, Sheriff of Bronx County from 1922 to 1925, Chamberlain of the City of New York from 1926 to 1928, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bronx County Democratic Committee from 1922 to 1953, Secretary of State for New York from 1929 to January 1939, Democratic National Committeeman from New York from 1930 to 1953, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1940 to 1943. He was also the United States Commissioner General on the New York World's Fair Commission from 1939 to 1940. Although Flynn was a close associate of Franklin D. Roosevelt for many years, he refused Roosevelt's repeated offers of jobs in the Roosevelt administration. He accompanied Roosevelt to the Yalta Conference and remained in Europe after the conference, carrying out various missions for the President, until the trip was terminated by news of Roosevelt's death. In 1947, Flynn wrote the book, You're the Boss, about his experiences in politics. Flynn died on August 18, 1953 while on a visit to Ireland.

From the description of Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568268

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Flynn was actively involved in the Bronx County Democratic organization and the Democratic National Committee. Although he never held positions in the Roosevelt administration, he was a close associate of Franklin D. Roosevelt and accompanied him to the Yalta Conference.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522952

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referencedIn Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. records, 1979-1993. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953. Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Scandrett, Richard Brown, 1891-1969. Richard Brown Scandrett papers, 1907-1966, 1907-1951 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Richard Brown Scandrett papers, 1907-1966, 1907-1951 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, 1949-1952. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt
referencedIn Good Neighbor League. Records, 1936-1939. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953. Reminiscences of Edward Joseph Flynn : oral history, 1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Mellett, Lowell, 1884-1960. Papers, 1938-1944. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, June 1947-1948. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt
creatorOf Coulter, Robert, 1875-1974. Papers, 1931-1944. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
referencedIn President's Secretary's Files (Truman Administration). 1945 - 1960. Personal Files. 1945 - 1953. Roosevelt, Eleanor: General [2 of 3]. 1945 - 1953. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, 1945-May 1947. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, June 1947-1948. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt
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associatedWith Bombard, Owen, person
associatedWith Coulter, Robert, 1875-1974. person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Emeralds Unlimited, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Farley, James Aloysius, 1888- person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Good Neighbor League. corporateBody
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963. person
associatedWith Mauhs, Sharon J., 1901-1964. person
associatedWith McEveety, Bernard. person
associatedWith Mellett, Lowell, 1884-1960. person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964. person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1882-1965. person
associatedWith Richard Brown, Scandrett 1891-1969. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Scandrett, Richard Brown, 1891-1969. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. person
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New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1891-09-22

Death 1953-08-18

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