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Matthew J. Merritt

Matthew J. Merritt, New York Congressman

Matthew Joseph Merritt (April 2, 1895 New York City – September 29, 1946 Malba, Queens, NYC) was an American politician from New York.


He attended the public and high schools, and during the First World War served in 1918 as a sergeant in Company C, Three Hundred and Twenty-seventh Battalion, Tank Corps. He engaged in the real estate and insurance business in New York City from 1926 to 1933, and served with the New York loan agency of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1933 and 1934.

In 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940 and 1942, Merritt was elected at-large as a Democrat

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