MALONEY, Francis Thomas (1894-1945)

MALONEY, FRANCIS THOMAS, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., March 31, 1894; attended the public and parochial schools of Meriden; newspaper reporter 1914-1921; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as a seaman first class 1917-1918; engaged in the real estate and insurance business; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1929-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Meriden, Conn., on January 16, 1945; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Connecticut State Library
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1945. 1 letter. From President Roosevelt regarding the naming of a cruiser The Hartford.

University of Connecticut Libraries
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Storrs, CT
Papers: 1929-1945. 10 scrapbooks and 1 box. Correspondence (1931-1944), writings including speeches, radio broadcasts, and articles, Congressional Record excerpts, biographical material, speech reference file, and scrapbooks (1929-1945).
Additional Papers: Correspondence also in Edward Ingraham papers, 1931-1959.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977 (bulk 1915-1945); James William Fesler papers, 1918-1991; Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, Hartford and Connecticut Chapters papers, 1939-1944; and Yale in World War II collection, 1939-1946.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Francis Thomas Maloney, Late a Senator from Connecticut. 79th Cong., 1st sess., 1945. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1947.