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Peter Joseph DOOLING

(1857-1931)

DOOLING, Peter Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in New York City February 15, 1857; attended the public schools; engaged in the real-estate business; served as court officer in the court of general sessions 1887-1889; member of the board of aldermen of New York City in 1891 and 1892; deputy clerk of the court of special sessions 1893-1895; member of the aqueduct commission in 1898; deputy commissioner of the department of water supply, gas, and electricity 1898-1901; member of the State senate 1903-1905; clerk of the city and county of New York 1906-1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; sheriff of New York County in 1924; commissioner of the department of purchases of New York City in 1926; reengaged in the real-estate business; died in New York City October 18, 1931; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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