Edward F. McDonald

Edward Francis McDonald ( born September 21, 1844 in Ireland, † November 5, 1892 in Harrison, New Jersey ) was an American politician. In the years 1891 and 1892 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


At the age of six years, Edward McDonald came with his parents from his native Ireland to Newark in New Jersey, where he attended the public schools. In the years 1861 and 1862 he took as an infantryman in the army of the Union part in the civil war. He then worked as a machinist. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Since 1874 he lived in Harrison. This year he was also elected to the New Jersey General Assembly; 1877 to 1881 he was chairman of the County Council in Hudson County. In 1881 he was chamberlain in this district.

In 1890, McDonald was elected to the Senate from New Jersey. With a break from a day because of an election dispute, he was able to complete two terms. He has now also active in the real estate market. In the congressional elections of 1890 he was in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William McAdoo on March 4, 1891. This mandate he was able to exercise until his death on 5 November 1892.