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Daniel Ward CONNOLLY

(1847-1894)

CONNOLLY, Daniel Ward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cochecton, Sullivan County, N.Y., April 24, 1847; moved with his parents to Scranton, Pa., in 1849; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in June 1870 and commenced practice in Scranton; elected president judge of Lackawanna County in 1878 but did not serve because the State supreme court held that there was no vacancy; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; appointed postmaster of Scranton, Pa., on May 2, 1885, and served until March 29, 1889; died in Scranton, Pa., December 4, 1894; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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