Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
KILDAY, Paul Joseph (1900-1968)

KILDAY, PAUL JOSEPH, a Representative from Texas; born in Sabinal, Uvalde County, Tex., March 29, 1900; moved with his parents to San Antonio, Tex., in 1904; attended the public and parochial schools and St. Mary's College, San Antonio, Tex.; employed as a clerk, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C., 1918-1921 and as a law clerk, United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, in 1921 and 1922; was graduated from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1922; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in San Antonio, Tex.; served as first assistant district attorney of Bexar County, Tex., 1935-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation September 24, 1961, having been appointed a judge of the Court of Military Appeals and served in this capacity until his death in Washington, D.C., October 12, 1968; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.

University of Texas at Austin
Center for American History
Austin, TX
Papers: 1938-1961, approximately 174 linear feet.
The papers of Paul Joseph Kilday contain correspondence, congressional studies, memos and other documentation his congressional career. The collection is stored off site and advance notice is required for retrieval. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.