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Allan Langdon McDERMOTT

(1854-1908)

McDERMOTT, Allan Langdon, a Representative from New Jersey; born in South Boston, Mass., March 30, 1854; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of New York University; was admitted to the bar in the November term in 1877 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; corporation attorney of Jersey City 1879-1883; member of the State house of assembly in 1880 and 1881; district court judge 1883-1886; president of the Jersey City Board of Finance and Taxation 1883-1886; member of the State board of taxation 1884-1886; chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic committee 1885-1895; member of the commission to revise the constitution of New Jersey in 1894; candidate of the Democratic legislative caucus for United States Senator in 1895 and 1902; delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; member of the State senate in 1899 and 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Daly; reelected to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served from December 3, 1900, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; died in Jersey City, N.J., October 26, 1908; interment in Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, N.J.

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

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