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J. Howard McGrath

J. Howard McGrathAKA James Howard McGrath

Born: 28-Nov-1903
Birthplace: Woonsocket, RI
Died: 2-Sep-1966
Location of death: Narragansett, RI
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney General, 1949-52

Father: James J. McGrath
Mother: Ida E. May
Brother: T. Russell McGrath
Sister: Mary Clinghum
Sister: (one other)
Wife: Estelle A. Cadorette (m. 28-Nov-1929)
Son: James David McGrath

    High School: La Salle Academy, Providence, RI (1922)
    University: PhB, Providence College (1926)
    Law School: LLB, Boston University (1929)

    US Attorney General (1949-52)
    US Senator, Rhode Island (1946-49)
    US Solicitor General (1945-46)
    Governor of Rhode Island (1941-45)
    US Attorney Rhode Island (1935-40)
    Rhode Island State Official Solicitor, Central Falls, RI (1930-34)
    Member of the Board of Loews
    Member of the Board of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Ford Ayer & Horan Counsel
    Rhode Island Industries President
    American Bar Association
    American Judicature Society
    Ancient Order of Hibernians
    Democratic National Committee Chairman (1947-49)
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
    Grange
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights of Columbus
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Rhode Island Bar Association 1929
    Urban League
    Young Man's Democratic League President (1924-38)
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Power of the People (1948)
The Case for Truman (1948)


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