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Richard Sheppard MOLONY

(1811-1891)

MOLONY, Richard Sheppard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Northfield, N.H., June 28, 1811; studied medicine; was graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., in 1838 and commenced the practice of his profession in Belvidere, Boone County, Ill.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; moved to Humboldt, Nebr., and engaged in agricultural pursuits 1866-1891; in 1882 declined the Democratic nomination for United States Senator from Nebraska on account of ill health; again a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1884; died in Humboldt, Nebr., December 14, 1891; interment in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Ill.

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

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