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Michael E. McDonald


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1891-1892 20 Democrat
1893-1894 20 Democrat
 Counties   Lackawanna, Luzerne

Biography

09/28/1858 - 11/28/1921

Michael E. McDonald (D20) Lackawanna, Luzerne 1891-1894

Early Life: 

Michael E. McDonald, born September 26, 1858, Hawley, Wayne County, (now Lackawanna County) Pennsylvania; son of Thomas and Bridget (Hughes) McDonald; moved, Dunmore, Lackawanna County, 1863; common school education; Wyoming Seminary; studied law, admitted bar, 1883; attorney-at-law, 1883-1921; elected, auditor, Dunmore; elected, borough solicitor, Dunmore, six years; auditor, Scranton Poor district, 1883-1885; elected, school director, Dunmore, 1884-1886; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1884; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives,1886-1889; not a candidate for reelection, 1890; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1891-1894; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1894; editor, Lackawanna Jurist; died, November 30, 1921 (aged 63) Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interment, Cathedral Cemetery Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career: 

Studied law with the Honorable Lemuel Amerman; was admitted, bar, 1883. Editor, Lackawanna Jurist.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, auditor, Dunmore; elected, borough solicitor, Dunmore, six years.

Auditor, Scranton Poor district, 1883-1885.

Elected, school director, Dunmore, 1884-1886.

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1884.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives,1886-1889; not a candidate for reelection, 1890.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 20th district, Lackawanna, Luzerne, 1891-1894; committee assignments: Appropriations, Centennial Affairs, Congressional Affairs, Corporations, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special and Mines and Mining; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1894.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=6291&body=H

Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1893) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 777.