George P. Monaghan

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George P. Monaghan
16th New York City Fire Commissioner
In office
December 6, 1950 – July 18, 1951
Appointed by Vincent Richard Impellitteri
Preceded by Frank J. Quayle
Succeeded by Jacob Grumet
8th New York City Police Commissioner
In office
Appointed by Vincent Richard Impellitteri
Preceded by Thomas Francis Murphy
Succeeded by Francis William Holbrooke Adams
Harness-Racing Commissioner
In office
Personal details
Born (1901-06-10)June 10, 1901
Canandaigua, New York
Died September 6, 1986(1986-09-06) (aged 85)
The Bronx, New York City, New York

George Patrick Monaghan (June 10, 1901 – September 6, 1986) was an American lawyer.[1]


He was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. Among the cases in which he appeared for the prosecution was the trial of John M. Dunn for the murder of Andy Hintz. He was appointed the 16th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Vincent Richard Impellitteri on December 6, 1950 and served in that position until July 18, 1951 when he resigned to accept an appointment as New York City Police Commissioner to replace Thomas Francis Murphy. In 1953 he was appointed sole Harness-Racing Commissioner when Governor Dewey abolished the earlier three-man Harness-Racing Commission.[2]


  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (September 7, 1986). "George Monaghan, 85, Dead Ex-Harness Racing Official". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Monaghan Named Czar Of N. Y. Harness Racing". Associated Press in the Hartford Courant. December 22, 1953. Retrieved 2010-03-25. Democratic Police Commissioner George P. Monaghan of New York, today was named czar of the state's scandal-ridden $272,000,000 a year harness racing industry. 
Fire appointments
Preceded by
Frank J. Quayle
FDNY Commissioner
Succeeded by
Jacob B. Grumet
Police appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Francis Murphy
NYPD Commissioner
Succeeded by
Francis W. H. Adams