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Richard Joseph Tonry (September 3, 1893 – January 17, 1971) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Brooklynmarker, he was educated in the public schools and at Randolph Military Academy (in Montclair, New Jerseymarker) and at the Pratt Institutemarker in Brooklyn. During World War I he served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps (1917-1921) and in 1921 engaged in the real estate and the insurance brokerage business. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1922 to 1929 and was a member of the New York City Board of Aldermen from 1930 to 1934.

Tonry was elected as a Democrat to the 74th Congress, holding office from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1937. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936 and was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1938, 1940, 1942, and 1946. He was journal clerk of the House of Representatives from 1943 to 1946 and in 1947 was appointed a commissioner of appraisal for the corporation counsel in the city of New York. He was a real estate and insurance broker and in 1971 died in Brooklyn; interment was in the United States Military Cemetery on Long Islandmarker.

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