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Mitchell May

(1870 - 1961)

MAY, Mitchell, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 10, 1870; attended the public schools and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; was graduated from the law department of Columbia University, New York City, in 1892; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Brooklyn; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; member of the New York City Board of Education 1906-1910; assistant district attorney of Kings County in 1910 and 1911; secretary of state of New York in 1913 and 1914; county judge of Kings County 1916-1921; justice of the State supreme court from January 1, 1922, to December 31, 1940, when he retired because of age limitation; resumed the practice of law; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 24, 1961; interment in Valhalla Cemetery, Staten Island, N.Y.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress