Augustine Lonergan

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Augustine Lonergan
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United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byHiram Bingham III
Succeeded byJohn A. Danaher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byE. Stevens Henry
Succeeded byP. Davis Oakey
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byP. Davis Oakey
Succeeded byE. Hart Fenn
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byE. Hart Fenn
Succeeded byHerman P. Kopplemann
Personal details
Born(1874-05-20)May 20, 1874
Thompson, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedOctober 18, 1947(1947-10-18) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Augustine Lonergan (May 20, 1874 – October 18, 1947) was a U.S. Senator and Representative from Connecticut. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Biography[edit]

Lonergan was born in Thompson, Connecticut to a father from Ireland and a Canadian-born mother of Irish descent,[1] he attended the public schools in Rockville and Bridgeport and graduated from Yale Law School in 1902. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and practiced law in Hartford, Connecticut, he was a members of the city planning commission and was assistant corporation counsel of Hartford from 1910 to 1912.

After a failed campaign in 1910, Lonergan was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 1st congressional district in 1912, serving from March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1915, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 but was reelected in 1916 and 1918, serving again from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1921. He 1920, he ran for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Frank B. Brandegee, losing heavily, and ran again in 1928, losing to Republican nominee Frederic C. Walcott. He was again elected to the House in 1930 and served from March 4, 1931, to March 3, 1933, he was elected to the Senate in 1932, narrowly defeating Hiram Bingham III amidst the Democrat landslide that year, and served one term from March 4, 1933, to January 3, 1939. He was defeated for reelection by Republican John A. Danaher in 1938.

Lonergan practiced law in Washington, D.C. until his death on October 18, 1947. He was interred at Mount St. Benedict's Cemetery in Hartford.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Augustine Lonergan (id: L000409)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved April 26, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
E. Stevens Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1913 – 1915
Succeeded by
P. Davis Oakey
Preceded by
P. Davis Oakey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1917 – 1921
Succeeded by
E. Hart Fenn
Preceded by
E. Hart Fenn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1931 – 1933
Succeeded by
Herman P. Kopplemann
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Hiram Bingham III
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Connecticut
1933 – 1939
Served alongside: Frederic C. Walcott, Francis T. Maloney
Succeeded by
John A. Danaher