James Michael Hanley
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1981
|R. Walter Riehlman|
|George C. Wortley|
|Constituency||34th district (1965-71)|
35th district (1971-73)
32nd district (1973-81)
|Born||July 19, 1920|
Syracuse, New York
|Died||October 16, 2003 (aged 83)|
Geddes, New York
|Spouse(s)||Rita Ann Harrington (married 1950)|
|Residence||Syracuse, New York|
|Alma mater||St. Lucy's Academy|
(Syracuse, New York)
James M. Hanley was born in Syracuse, New York, on July 19, 1920. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Lucy's Academy in 1938. He was a funeral director, and the owner and operator of the Callahan-Hanley-Mooney Funeral Home.
In 1964 he was a successful Democratic candidate for a seat in Congress. He served eight terms, 1965 to 1981, and was Chairman of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service in his final term. During his Congressional career, Hanley was known as a liberal, and supported the Great Society program of Lyndon B. Johnson, expansion of Medicare and Head Start, and the Equal Rights Amendment.
The federal building in Syracuse is named for him.