William Davis Daly

William Davis Daly ( born June 4, 1851 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † July 31, 1900 in Hoboken, New Jersey ) was an American politician. In the years 1900 and 1901 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Daly attended the public schools of his home. He then worked for some time with iron plows. After a subsequent law degree in 1874 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Hudson County in this profession. Between 1885 and 1888 he was deputy Bundesstaatswanwalt for New Jersey. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1889 to 1891 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. After that, he was until 1892 judge of the judicial district of Hoboken. Between 1892 and 1898 Daly sat in the New Jersey Senate. In July 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was first nominated on the William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate. In the same year he led the regional Democratic Party in New Jersey. From 1896 to 1898 he was also a member of the State Board of his party.

In the congressional elections of 1898 William Daly 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 Thomas McEwan on March 4, 1899. This mandate he was able to exercise until his death on 31 July 1900.