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Thomas J. BANNIGAN, Regional Manager, United States Veterans’ Bureau.


  • BANNIGAN, Thomas J. was born on August 21, 1872 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of James and Ellen (Shenon) Bannigan.

  • Education

    • Grammar School, Utica Academy. High School; Assumption Academy.


    • Regional Manager of the United States Veterans’ Bureau for State of Connecticut, since 1924. President Federation Business Association, 1930. Entered newspaper field as reporter on Utica Daily Observer.

      Later feature writer, Utica Sunday Tribune. On editorial staff, Utica Daily Herald. Represented G. W. Van Slyke and Horton, cigar mfgrs.

      11 years; with George L. Storm & Company of New York (subsidiary of United Cigar Mfgrs.) as salesman, sales manager, branch manager and assistant, to pres. Later organisation Bannigan Cigar Company Following entrance of the United States into World War, commissioned Captain in the United States Army, 1918. Assigned as officer-in-charge, Reed St. plant of Schuylkill Arsenal at Philadelphia.

      Pennsylvania, where approximately 4.000 enlisted men and civilians were employed in making clothing and equipage for overseas veterans. Honorary discharged as Captain in Officers Reserve Corps. Assigned as admin, officer in Seventy-Sixth Division.

      Commander Major, Quartermaster’s Division of Officer’s Reserve Corps. Appointed Supervisor, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Clubs, Hartford, Connecticut, 1919. Appointed subordinate District Manager for Hartford Area, United States Veterans Bureau, 1922, and following consolidation of New Haven and Hartford offices, reappointed subordinate District Manager for State of Conn, when Veterans Bureau was decentralized.

      Appointed Regional Manager for Connecticut, since 1925. Elected, First State Adjutant of Connecticut Department of American Legion at State Convention, 1919, re-elected 1920-1923.


    Member, National Legion Committee which appeared before Congress in behalf of Adjusted Compensation Bill and acted as spokesman for delegate before Ways and Means Committee of Congress. Appointed Chairman State Legislative Committee for Connecticut Department of The American Legion. 1920; elected National Vice Commndr., American Legion, 1921.

    Member of National War Risk Insurance Committee, 1921. National Stand-By Association. Disabled American Veterans of the World War.

    Military Order of Foreign Wars. Veterans of Foreign Wars. Knights of Columbus.

    Elks; Harding Memorial Association. General Hart Memorial ARsn. Veteran Soldiers. Sailors and Marine Association Clubs: City, Republican.


    • Spouse Katherine Anita Emmett, 1907.
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    Born August 21, 1872