Edward J. Dunphy

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Edward J. Dunphy, Congressman from New York

Edward John Dunphy (May 12, 1856 – July 29, 1926) of New York City was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York from 1889 to 1895. He was a Democrat.


Edward J. Dunphy was born in New York City on May 12, 1856, he attended the public schools and St. Francis Xavier College, and graduated from Mount St. Mary's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1876 and a Master of Arts in 1878. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in New York City. Dunphy was later employed in the legal department of the New York Central Railroad.

Dunphy was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895). In his final term, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice, he was not a candidate for reelection in 1894 and resumed the practice of law in New York City.

In 1891 Dunphy received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Mount St. Mary's.

He died in New York City on July 29, 1926, he was interred at Calvary Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Edward J. Dunphy (id: D000556)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edward J. Dunphy at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lloyd Bryce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1889 - 1893
Succeeded by
Franklin Bartlett
Preceded by
Timothy J. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1893 - 1895
Succeeded by
James J. Walsh