Peter P. Mahoney

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Peter P. Mahoney, Congressman from New York

Peter Paul Mahoney (June 25, 1848 – March 27, 1889), of Brooklyn, New York, was a U.S. Representative from New York from 1885 to 1889. He was a Democrat.

Mahoney was born in New York City and educated in the public schools there, he engaged in the dry-goods business for several years; moved to Brooklyn, New York, and engaged in the sale of liquor. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889); was not a candidate in 1888 for reelection to the Fifty-first Congress; became ill while attending the inauguration ceremonies of President Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889, and died in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1889 at the age of 40. He is interred in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, Queens County, New York.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "Peter P. Mahoney (id: M000068)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Felix Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
John Michael Clancy