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J. Parnell Thomas

J. Parnell ThomasAKA John Parnell Feeney, Jr.

Born: 16-Jan-1895
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ
Died: 19-Nov-1970
Location of death: St. Petersburg, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: HUAC chairman, took the Fifth

Military service: US Army (WWI, 1917-19)

Incarceration at Danbury Prison.

Father: John Parnell Feeney (Jersey City police commissioner, d. 1905)
Mother: Georgianna Thomas
Wife: Amelia Wilson Stiles (m. 21-Jan-1921)
Son: John Parnell Thomas, Jr.
Son: Stiles Thomas

    High School: Allendale High School, Allendale, NJ
    University: University of Pennsylvania
    Law School: New York University

    HUAC Hearings Chairman (1947-49)
    US Congressman, New Jersey 7th (3-Jan-1937 to 2-Jan-1950, resigned)
    New Jersey State Assembly (1935-37)
    Mayor Allendale, NJ (1926-30)
    Paine Webber (1924-38)
    Freemasonry Ramsey, NJ (1937-56)
    Took the Fifth grand jury (4-Nov-1948)
    Conspiracy (1949), pled no contest (28-Nov-1949)
    Fraud (1949), pled no contest (28-Nov-1949)
    Inmate: Danbury Prison (1950-51)
    Pardoned by Harry S. Truman (24-Dec-1952)
    Converted to Anglicanism formerly Catholic
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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