Maurice T. Moloney

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Maurice T. Moloney (July 26, 1849 – March 9, 1917) was an American lawyer.

Born in County Kerry, Ireland, Moloney emigrated to the United States in 1867. He studied at the Roman Catholic Seminary of Our Lady of Angels at Niagara Falls, New York and then studied theology in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and Wheeling, West Virginia. Moloney then studied law at the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated in 1871. He then moved to Ottawa, Illinois and was admitted to the Illinois bar. Moloney practiced law in Ottawa, Illinois and served as city attorney. From 1884 to 1888, Moloney served as state's attorney for LaSalle County, Illinois and was a Democrat. Moloney served as Illinois Attorney General from 1893 to 1897. In 1899, Moloney was elected mayor of Ottawa, Illinois. Moloney died suddenly at his home in Ottawa, Illinois.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ The Life and Times of Florence Kelley in Chicago-Maurice T. Moloney
  2. ^ 'Hon. Maurice T. Moloney Dies at Ottawa ILL,' Boston Globe, March 10, 1917, pg. 3
  3. ^ 'Official Directory of the General Assembly of Illinois, 1895,' J. L. Pickering, Springfield, Illinois: 1895, Biographical Sketch of Maurice T. Moloney, pg. 129
Legal offices
Preceded by
George Hunt
Attorney General of Illinois
1893 – 1897
Succeeded by
Edward C. Akin