HURLEY, Denis Michael, (1843 - 1899)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HURLEY, Denis Michael, a Representative from New York; born in the city of Limerick, Ireland, March 14, 1843; immigrated to the United States in 1850 with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1854; was educated in the public schools; returned to Brooklyn in 1866; learned the carpenter’s trade; engaged in the building contractors’ business; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1879 to 1899; unsuccessful Republican candidate for member of the State assembly in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death; unsuccessful in 1898 for reelection to the Fifty-sixth Congress; died at Hot Springs, Va., February 26, 1899; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.