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Cornelius DARRAGH

(1809-1854)

DARRAGH, Cornelius, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1809; attended the Western University of Pennsylvania, and was graduated with the class of 1826; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; member of the State senate 1836-1839; United States district attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania 1841-1844; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Wilkins; reelected to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 26, 1844, to March 3, 1847; attorney general of Pennsylvania from January 4, 1849, to April 28, 1851; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., on December 22, 1854; interment in Allegheny Cemetery.

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

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