Michael Donohoe

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Michael Donohoe (February 22, 1864 – January 17, 1958) of Philadelphia was a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1911 to 1915. He was an Irish Catholic Democrat.

Picture of the Honorable Michael Donohoe: http://www.l-y-n-c-h.com/1900s/photo013.htm

Michael Donohoe was born in Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland. He attended the schools of Ireland and a private classical school, and taught as principal of a national school from January 1885 until October 1886. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 1886. He worked as a real-estate broker, and engaged in banking and in the manufacture of glassware.

Donohoe was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. He was a candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1931 He also served as director of Northwestern General Hospital from 1893 to 1943, and as a trustee of Temple University. He was the real-estate assessor for the city of Philadelphia from April 15, 1919, to March 31, 1946, when he retired. He died in Philadelphia in 1958, and is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Foulkrod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1911 - 1915
Succeeded by
Peter E. Costello