Representative Edward Francis MCDONALD

YEARS 1844-1892
OFFICE Representative
STATE New Jersey
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 52nd (1891-1893)

Representative Edward Francis MCDONALD Biography

McDONALD, Edward Francis, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Ireland September 21, 1844; immigrated to the United States when six years of age with his parents, who settled in Newark, N.J.; attended the public schools; during the Civil War enlisted in Company I, Seventh Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, in 1861; was honorably discharged in 1862; learned the machinist trade and became a skilled mechanic; moved to Harrison, N.J., in 1874; member of the State house of assembly in 1874; director at large of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Hudson County in 1877; reelected in 1879 and served four years; presented credentials as a member-elect to the State senate in 1890 and served throughout the session until the last day, when he was unseated, but was restored to the seat in the following session; interested in real estate business; treasurer of Harrison, Hudson County, N.J., in 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Harrison, N.J., November 5, 1892; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Newark, N.J. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Edward Francis MCDONALD Committee Assignments

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