Daniel F. Minahan

Daniel Francis Minahan ( born August 8, 1877 in Springfield, Ohio, † April 29, 1947 in East Orange, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1925 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Minahan attended the Stevens Institute Preparatory School and then the Seton Hall College in South Orange. After that, he was manager of company of his father, a building contractor. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1914 and 1919 Minahan officiated as mayor of the city of Orange.

In the congressional elections of 1918 he was in the ninth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard W. Parker on March 4, 1919. Since he his predecessor Parker defeated in 1920, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1921. During this time, women's suffrage was introduced nationwide with the 19th Amendment. In the elections of 1922 Minahan was re-elected in the ninth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Parker again on March 4, 1923. Until March 3, 1925, he could spend another term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Between 1924 and 1930 he applied unsuccessfully to his whereabouts or in his return to the Congress. In June 1928 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Houston, on the Al Smith was nominated as a presidential candidate. Full-time Minahan was then engaged in land development. He died on April 29, 1947 in East Orange.