Paul H. Maloney

Paul Herbert Maloney ( born February 14, 1876 in New Orleans, Louisiana, † March 26, 1967 ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1947 he represented two times the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Paul Maloney first attended the common schools and then Mrs. Ashe's Private School in Pass Christian, Mississippi. In the following years he worked in various industries and companies. Among others, he worked for a company for procurement of materials for bedding, a freight forwarding company and an automotive wholesalers. Between 1895 and 1898 Maloney was a member of the National Guard of Louisiana. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. Between 1914 and 1916 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana; 1917 to 1920 he was a member of the dike Commission of New Orleans, as its president in 1919 and 1920 served over the years. After that, he was until 1925 Commissioner for Stadtwerke ( Public Utilities ). From 1924 to 1936 he was a delegate to all Democratic National Conventions.

In the congressional elections of 1930, Maloney was in the second electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Z. Spearing on March 4, 1931. After four elections he remained until his resignation on December 15, 1940 in Congress. At this time there most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution were discussed and enacted.

For the elections of 1940, Maloney was not nominated by his party for another term. He then submitted a few weeks before the end of the legislative session prematurely from his office. On January 3, 1941, the newly elected Hale Boggs, succeeded him in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the following two years, Maloney headed the tax authority in the district of New Orleans. In the elections of 1942, he was re-elected in the second district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he broke on January 3, 1943 Hale Boggs again. After confirmation, then in 1944 he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1947 two further terms. During this time, ended the Second World War.

1946 renounced Maloney on another candidacy. His mandate then fell back to Hale Boggs, who was to hold it in 1973. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again in the freight forwarding industry. Paul Maloney died on 26 March 1967 at the age of 91 in his native New Orleans. He was married to Adeline Lecourt Maloney ( 1879-1968 ).