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The Joseph C. O'Mahoney Federal Center was named for the Senator from Wyoming that held office from 1934-53, and 1954-61, the center was built about 1965 at a cost of $4,211,152. The building houses over 50,000 square feet of office space, 18,000 square feet of space for the U.S. Courts, and a 40,000 square foot Post Office.
Joseph Christopher O'Mahoney was born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, MA. on November 5, 1884. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1920. In 1933, he was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to replace John B. Kendrick, who had recently passed away.
In November 1934, he was elected to fill this vacancy and was also elected to the term beginning January 3, 1935. He was re-elected in 1940, and then in 1946, serving on several committees. Although Joseph wasn't elected in 1952, he was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lester C. Hunt on November 2, 1954. He then served the term starting January 3, 1955, and then served from November 1954 to January 1961. Mr. O'Mahoney died December 1, 1962 in Bethesda, MD and was interred in Cheyenne's Mount Olivet Cemetery.