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Michael Edward DRISCOLL

(1851-1929)

DRISCOLL, Michael Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Syracuse, N.Y., February 9, 1851; moved with his parents to the town of Camillus, Onondaga County, in 1852; attended the district schools, Monro Collegiate Institute, in Elbridge, Onondaga County, and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Syracuse, N.Y., the same year; appointed one of five commissioners to draft a uniform charter for second-class cities in the State; appointed attorney for the State superintendent of insurance in 1905; member of the Taft party that visited the Philippine Islands and Asian countries in 1905; chairman of the Republican State Convention in 1906; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-eighth through Sixty-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; engaged in the practice of law, traveling, and lecturing on his travels; died in Syracuse, N.Y., January 19, 1929; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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