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Edward Francis McDonald

  • Birth 21 Sep 1844 Ireland
  • Death 5 Nov 1892 Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section G, Lot 99
  • Memorial ID 19711

US Congressman. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, being mustered in as a Corporal in Company I, 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 18, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on May 1, 1862, he served until he was discharged due to disability on December 29, 1862. After the war he worked as a skilled machinist, and became involved in politics, eventually serving in both the New Jersey State Legislature and in the New Jersey State Senate. In 1890 he ran as a Democrat to represent New Jersey's 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, and defeated incumbent Republican Congressman William McAdoo for the seat. He served from 1891 until his death in office in November 1892.

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  • Added: 22 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19711
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Francis McDonald (21 Sep 1844–5 Nov 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19711, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .