FLANAGAN, De Witt Clinton, (1870 - 1946)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

FLANAGAN, De Witt Clinton, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City December 28, 1870; attended the Callison and Woodbridge private schools and Columbia College, New York City; pursued a commercial career, being interested in a number of industrial enterprises; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joshua S. Salmon and served from June 18, 1902, to March 3, 1903; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904; organized the Boston, Cape Cod & New York Canal Co., which built and operated the Cape Cod Canal; engaged in the agricultural and civic development of Baldwin County, Ala.; died in Utica, N.Y., January 15, 1946; interment in the family mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.