James Degnan (1916 - 1989)

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James Degnan
1916 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
James Degnan was born on February 12, 1916. He died on November 21, 1989 at age 73. We know that James Degnan had been residing in .


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James Degnan passed away on November 21, 1989 at 73 years of age. He was born on February 12, 1916. We are unaware of information about James's family or relationships. We know that James Degnan had been residing in .
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In 1916, in the year that James Degnan was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, James was just 5 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1946, he was 30 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1955, he was 39 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1989, in the year of James Degnan's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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California, United States
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California, United States
James L Degnan
Born: around 1905
California, United States
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Born: around 1920
Illinois, United States
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Born: around 1909
United States
James F Degnan
Born: around 1913
United States
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Born: around 1925
New Jersey, United States
James M Degnan
Born: around 1906
New York, United States
James T Degnan
Born: around 1922
New Jersey, United States
James P Degnan
Born: around 1918
New York, United States
James T Degnan
Born: around 1918
New Jersey, United States
James J Degnan
Born: around 1909
New Jersey, United States
James P Degnan
Born: around 1915
New York, United States
James W Degnan
Born: around 1908
Rhode Island, United States
James W Degnan
Born: around 1910
Massachusetts, United States
James R Degnan
Born: around 1921
Rhode Island, United States
James J Degnan
Born: around 1916
New York, United States

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George Degnan
May 6, 1913 - Feb 5, 1994
Martinez, CA
Ruth Degnan
Nov 29, 1911 - May 6, 2007
Minneapolis, MN
A Degnan
Feb 18, 1955 - July 1993
Wanda E Degnan
Apr 21, 1908 - Nov 24, 1999
Scotts Valley, CA
John Degnan
Mar 3, 1883 - November 1963
Roy Degnan
Apr 10, 1906 - May 1972
Los Angeles, California
John Degnan
Jan 16, 1906 - December 1967
San Jose, California
Michael Lee Degnan
Oct 3, 1936 - Sep 15, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
Richard Degnan
Jan 1, 1912 - December 1988
Rutherford, CA
Lillian Degnan
Aug 17, 1895 - September 1974
San Diego, California
Wilma R Degnan
Jan 13, 1919 - Jan 28, 1998
Colorado Springs, CO
Michael B Degnan
Apr 8, 1957 - Sep 28, 1996
Evangeline Degnan
Apr 9, 1936 - Feb 5, 2006
Reno, NV
Imelda Degnan
Apr 15, 1919 - Nov 3, 1996
San Diego, CA
Dwight Degnan
Dec 28, 1901 - August 1982
Fallbrook, California
Harry Hal Degnan
Dec 23, 1934 - Jul 6, 2009
Los Osos, California
Catherine Degnan
Sep 20, 1898 - June 1986
Folsom, California
Alice S Degnan
Sep 25, 1917 - Apr 28, 1988
Richmond, CA
Helen Degnan
Oct 13, 1885 - December 1976
Los Angeles, California
John Degnan
Nov 23, 1925 - February 1980

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