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Joseph V Harrison McKee

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Death: January 28, 1956 (66)
Place of Burial: Hawthorne, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Boyle McKee and Margaret McKee
Husband of Cornelia McKee
Father of Joseph V McKee, Jr. and Richard P McKee
Brother of John Boyle McKee; Thomas McKee; James McKee; Frances McKee; Elizabeth McKee and 2 others

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Joseph V McKee

Joseph V. McKee, Sr. (August 8, 1889 – January 28, 1956) was originally a teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York, but later became a politically active Democrat and briefly served as the Mayor of New York City.

McKee was appointed Acting Mayor of New York City after the resignation of Mayor Walker on September 1, 1932. Walker, who resigned amid scandal and the threat of a criminal indictment, subsequently fled to Europe until the danger of prosecution appeared remote. McKee, who was sometimes mockingly referred to as "Holy Joe", running as a write-in candidate, lost a special election to John P. O'Brien in November 1932 to fill out the rest of Walker's unexpired term as Mayor. His three month term as Acting Mayor of New York City ended on December 31, 1932.

In November 1933, McKee ran for Mayor as the Recovery Party candidate against Democratic Mayor John P. O'Brien and Republican-City Fusion Party candidate Fiorello H. La Guardia, but lost to La Guardia. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from New York in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944.

McKee died in 1956, aged 66, following a heart attack. He was interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

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Joseph V McKee's Timeline

August 8, 1889
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
August 18, 1889
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
January 1, 1921
Age 31
New York, New York, New York, United States
June 10, 1930
Age 40
New York, New York, New York, United States
January 28, 1956
Age 66
Hawthorne, NY, USA