John W. Flannagan, Jr.

John William Flannagan Jr. ( * February 20, 1885 at Trevilians, Louisa County, Virginia, † April 27, 1955 in Bristol, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1949 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Flannagan attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, and his 1907 was admitted to the bar he began in Appalachia to work in this profession. From 1916 to 1917 he was District Attorney in Buchanan County. In 1917 he moved to Clintwood and 1925 to Bristol. In both places, he practiced as a lawyer. Between 1917 and 1930 he also worked in the banking industry. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1930 Flannagan in the ninth constituency of Virginia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Crockett Shaffer on March 4, 1931. After eight re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1949 nine legislative sessions. During his time in Congress, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War and its consequences was overshadowed. From 1943 to 1947 Flannagan was chairman of the Agriculture Committee. In 1948 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Flannagan again worked as a lawyer. He died on 27 April 1955 in Bristol, where he was also buried.