Peter J. Dooling

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Peter J. Dooling (1903)

Peter Joseph Dooling (February 15, 1857 – October 18, 1931) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

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Born in New York City, Dooling attended the public schools. He engaged in the real-estate business. He served as court officer in the court of general sessions in 1887–1889. He served as member of the board of aldermen of New York City in 1891 and 1892. Deputy clerk of the court of special sessions in 1893–1895. He served as member of the aqueduct commission in 1898. Deputy commissioner of the department of water supply, gas, and electricity in 1898–1901. He was a member of the New York State Senate (16th D.) from 1903 to 1905, sitting in the 126th, 127th and 128th New York State Legislatures. He was Clerk of New York County from 1906 to 1908.

Dooling was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Sixty-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress. Sheriff of New York County, New York in 1924. He served as commissioner of the department of purchases of New York City in 1926. Reengaged in the real-estate business. He died in New York City October 18, 1931. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Patrick F. Trainor
New York State Senate
16th District

1903–1905
Succeeded by
John M. Quinn
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis B. Harrison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

1913–1919
Succeeded by
Thomas Francis Smith
Preceded by
Thomas Francis Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1919–1921
Succeeded by
Thomas Jefferson Ryan