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Peter Paul MAHONEY

(1848-1889)

MAHONEY, Peter Paul, a Representative from New York; born in New York City June 25, 1848; educated in the common schools of New York City; engaged in the dry-goods business for several years; moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and engaged in the sale of liquor; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate in 1888 for reelection to the Fifty-first Congress; became ill while attending the inauguration ceremonies of President Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889, and died in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1889; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, Queens County, N.Y.

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

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