John Cosgrove (Missouri politician)

John Cosgrove (* September 12, 1839 in Alexandria Bay, New York; † August 15, 1925 in Boonville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Cosgrove attended the common schools and the Redwood School. After a subsequent law school in Watertown and his 1863 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In 1865 he moved to Boonville in Missouri, where he also practiced law. In the years 1870 and 1871, then again from 1877 to 1878 and 1879-1881 he was legal representatives of this city; In 1872, he served as a prosecutor in the local Cooper County.

Politically Cosgrove was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1872 and 1920 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was in the sixth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ira Sherwin Hazeltine on March 4, 1883. As he explained to his waiver of a renewed candidacy in 1884, just before the next election, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, John Cosgrove withdrew from politics. In the following years he worked as a lawyer again. He died on August 15, 1925 in Boonville.