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John Michael CLANCY

(1837-1903)

CLANCY, John Michael, a Representative from New York; born in County Queens, Ireland, May 7, 1837; immigrated with his parents to the United States and settled in New York City; attended the public schools of Brooklyn; engaged in the real-estate business; served as an alderman of the city of Brooklyn 1868-1875; member of the State assembly 1878-1881; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the real-estate business in New York City; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; died in Butte, Mont., while returning from a visit to Yellowstone Park, July 25, 1903; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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