Francis T. Maloney

Francis Thomas Maloney ( born March 31, 1894 in Meriden, Connecticut, † January 16, 1945 ibid ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Connecticut in both chambers of Congress.

As a child, Francis Maloney visited both the public school and the parochial school in his native Meriden. He first suggested a career as a newspaper reporter; in this trade he worked from 1914 to 1921. During this time he fought but also from 1917 to 1918 for the U.S. Navy in World War I, where he held the rank of Seaman first class.

After returning from the war, Maloney got into real estate and insurance business. From 1929 to 1933 he served as mayor of Meriden, before he belonged to the U.S. House of Representatives from March 4, 1933. After almost two years in office, he moved on January 3, 1935 within the Congress in the Senate. 1940 Maloney was re-elected for a further term; However, he died before the end of January 16, 1945 in his hometown of Meriden. During his time in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and surfaces.

In Meriden is named a high school after Francis Thomas Maloney.