Allan Langdon McDermott

Allan Langdon McDermott ( born March 30, 1854 in South Boston, Massachusetts, † October 26, 1908 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1900 and 1907 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Allan McDermott attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree from New York University and his 1877 was admitted as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began to work in this profession. Between 1879 and 1883 McDermott was legal representatives of this city. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1880 and 1881 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1883 to 1886 he worked as a district judge. At the same time he was a member of the Tax Committee of Jersey City. He was also from 1884 to 1886 a member of the State Tax Commission. From 1885 to 1895 McDermott was party leader of the Democrats in New Jersey. In 1894 he was member of a commission to revise the State Constitution. In 1895 and 1902 he was a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in conversation.

After the death of Mr William Davis Daly McDermott was at the due election for the seventh seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 3, 1900. After three re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1907 Congress. Since 1903, he represented the then newly created there tenth district of his state. In 1906, Allan McDermott gave up another candidacy. He died on 26 October 1908 in Jersey City.