Edward F. McDonald

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Edward F. McDonald
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – November 5, 1892
Preceded by William McAdoo
Succeeded by George B. Fielder
Personal details
Born Edward Francis McDonald
(1844-09-21)September 21, 1844
Died November 5, 1892(1892-11-05) (aged 48)
Harrison, New Jersey
Political party Democratic Party

Edward Francis McDonald (September 21, 1844 – November 5, 1892) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1891 to 1892.

Life and career[edit]

McDonald was born in Ireland on September 21, 1844, and immigrated to the United States when six years of age with his parents, who settled in Newark, New Jersey and attended the Newark Public Schools. During the Civil War, he enlisted in Company I, Seventh Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, and was honorably discharged in 1862. He learned the machinist trade and became a skilled mechanic. He moved to Harrison, New Jersey in 1874. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1874, and director at large of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Hudson County in 1877, and was reelected in 1879 and served four years. He presented credentials as a member-elect to the New Jersey Senate in 1890 and served throughout the session until the last day, when he was unseated, but was restored to the seat in the following session. He was interested in real estate business. He served as treasurer of Harrison in 1881.

McDonald was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Harrison on November 5, 1892 just a few days before the Congressional election.[1] He was interred in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.


  1. ^ Edward F. M'donald Dead; a Gap in the Regular New Jersey Democratic Ticket. A Case Not Provided for by the Ballot Law -- George B. Fielder Will Make a Faster Campaign in His Place -- the Dead Congressman's Successful Career. New York Times. November 6, 1892, p. 16.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William McAdoo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1891–November 5, 1892
Succeeded by
George Bragg Fielder