DOUGHERTY, John, (1857 - 1905)


DOUGHERTY, John, a Representative from Missouri; born in Iatan, Platte County, Mo., February 25, 1857; moved with his parents the same year to Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; attended the public schools and William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo,; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice at Liberty, Mo.; elected city attorney of Liberty, Mo., in 1881 and served five years; editor and proprietor of the Liberty Tribune 1885-1888; elected prosecuting attorney of Clay County, Mo., in 1888 and served six years; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law; died in Liberty, Mo., August 1, 1905; interment in Fairview Cemetery.