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John Kissel was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker. He was born in Brooklynmarker on July 31, 1864. He attended public and private schools, and served as clerk in the Brooklyn Navy Yardmarker. He learned the printing trade and published the Kings County Republican 1889-1914. Kissel became a member of the Republican State committee in 1886, clerk to the board of supervisors in 1894 and 1895, and engaged in the brewery business.

He served as a member of New York State Senate, organized and for fifteen years conducted at his own expense the first free labor bureau in this country, which was subsequently merged into the National Employment Agency. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He then became a general tax consultant with offices in Brooklyn, and was employed as an attendant at the Empire State Buildingmarker. He died in Brooklyn on October 3, 1938, with interment in the Lutheran Cemetery in Queensmarker.

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