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 Andrew B Dougherty

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Andrew B Dougherty

Birth
Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 8 Jan 1928 (aged 64)
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan, USA
Plot 156
Memorial ID 26439061 View Source
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ATTORNEY DIES IN LANSING; WAS ATTORNEY GEN'L
FORMER ELK RAPIDS MAN HAS BEEN CONNECTED WITH THE STATE 13 YEARS
Initiated Suits Against Chicago Sanitary District For Alleged Water "Steal."
LANSING, MICH., Jan 9, --(U.P.)--Andrew B. Dougherty, 62, attorney general between 1924 and 1926, died at his home here yesterday after being in indifferent health for two years.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but it was believed probable that the burial would take place at Elk Rapids, his home for many years.
Dougherty was connected with the state's legal department since 1913. He was made head of the department in 1923 by former Gov. Alex J. Groesbeck on the resignation of Merlin Wiley.
He was elected in the balloting of 1924 and distinguished himself by initiating suits against the Chicago sanitary district in connection with the so-called lakes water grab.
Dougherty was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, coming to Michigan as a five-year old boy.
Many in Traverse City numbered "Andy" Dougherty among their best friends and were grieved to learn today of his death. The word was hardly a shock, however, as Mr. Dougherty's health had been steadily failing.
He attended high school in Charlevoix and Elk Rapids and read law in the office of Fitch R. Williams, Sr., in Elk Rapids. After studying in this way for several years he took the state examination and passed it readily.
He then went to Washington and was examiner of titles in the land office.
Mr. Dougherty became deputy attorney general of Michigan under Grant Fellows in 1913.
The funeral services will be held at Lansing Tuesday but there will be a brief service at the grave when the body is brought to Elk Rapids Wednesday afternoon for burial in the family lot of the Elk Rapids cemetery. The body will reach Traverse City on the 1:50 P. M. train Wednesday and will be taken to Elk Rapids immediately.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. H. S. Amerson of Chicago, and Mrs. Charlotte Clark, Miss Katherine Dougherty and Mill Mary Dougherty, all of Lansing.
Mr. Dougherty was never married.


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