Robert S. Maloney

Robert Sarsfield Maloney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1921  March 3, 1923
Preceded by Michael F. Phelan
Succeeded by William P. Connery Jr.
Member of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
City Commission
In office
President of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
Member of the
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
In office
Personal details
Born February 3, 1881
Died November 8, 1934 (aged 53)
Resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Political party Republican

Robert Sarsfield Maloney (February 3, 1881 – November 8, 1934) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education

Maloney was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He attended public schools and learned the printer’s trade.

Trade Union activities

Maloney was a fraternal delegate of the American Federation of Labor to the 1907 Canadian Trades and Labor Congress in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was New England organizer for the International Typographical Union 1908–1912.

Lawrence Board of Aldermen

He was elected a member of the Lawrence, Massachusetts Board of Aldermen in 1909 and he served as the Board's president.

City commissioner for Public health

In the November 7, 1911 city election the voters enacted a new city charter that enacted a City Commission form of government in Lawrence. The new charter took effect on January 1, 1912.[1] Maloney was member of the city commission in 1912, and from 1916–1920 and served as president. Maloney was elected to the city commission to serve as the director of the Department of Public Health and Charities, Maoney served in this capacity in 1912 and 1915–1920.

Congressional service

Maloney was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress from (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923), but was not a candidate for renomination. He again served as director of the Department of Public Health and Charities, from 1924 until 1928, published a weekly newspaper and, later, engaged in the restaurant business until his death.

Death and Burial

Maloney died in Lawrence on November 8, 1934. His interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.


  1. Arrington, Benjamin F. (1922), Municipal history of Essex County in Massachusetts, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company., p. 495.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael Francis Phelan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
William P. Connery, Jr.
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