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Thomas KINSELLA

(1832-1884)

KINSELLA, Thomas, a Representative from New York; born in County Wexford, Ireland, December 31, 1832; immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City; attended the common schools; moved to Cambridge, N.Y., in 1851 and learned the printer’s trade; worked for the Cambridge Post; moved to Brooklyn in 1858; became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 7, 1861; postmaster of Brooklyn in 1866; member of the city water commission and board of education; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; established the Brooklyn Sunday Sun in 1874, afterward combined with the Daily Eagle, which he edited until his death in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 11, 1884; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

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