John Dougherty (Missouri politician)

John Dougherty ( born February 25, 1857 in Iatan, Platte County, Missouri; † August 1, 1905 in Liberty, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1905 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his birth year John Dougherty came with his parents to Liberty, where he later the public schools and the William Jewell College visited. Between 1885 and 1888 he published the newspaper " Liberty Tribune ". After a subsequent study of law and was admitted as a lawyer his 1889 he began to work in Liberty in this profession. He also spent five years as a lawyer and his hometown for six years prosecutor in Clay County.

Politically, Dougherty was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1896, he competed unsuccessfully within his party for the nomination for the upcoming congressional elections. In the congressional elections of 1898, he was then in the third electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander Monroe Dockery on March 4, 1899. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 three legislative periods.

In 1904, John Dougherty has not been nominated by his party for re-election. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died five months after the end of his last term on August 1, 1905 in Liberty, where he was also buried.