William L. Tierney

William Laurence Tierney ( born August 6, 1876 in Norwalk, Connecticut, † April 13, 1958 in Greenwich, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1933 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Tierney attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1898, the Fordham University in New York City. After a subsequent study of law at New York Law School and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in New York. In 1905 he moved to Denver ( Colorado) and 1912 to Greenwich, Connecticut, where he also worked as a lawyer. Between 1912 and 1914 he worked in Greenwich as a judge.

Politically Tierney was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1930, he was elected in the fourth electoral district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There he entered on March 4, 1931, the successor of the Republican Schuyler Merritt, whom he had defeated in the election. Since he lost to Merritt in the next elections in 1932, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1933, only one term in Congress, which was dominated by the effects of the global economic crisis.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Tierney worked as a lawyer in Greenwich and New York. Between 1934 and 1935 he was an advisor to the Home Owners' Loan Corporation. He also worked in the banking business. William Tierney died on 13 April 1958 in Greenwich and was also buried there.