Daniel J. McGillicuddy

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Daniel J. McGillicuddy
Daniel J. McGillicuddy, Maine Congressman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byJohn P. Swasey
Succeeded byWallace H. White, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1859-08-27)August 27, 1859
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
DiedJuly 30, 1936(1936-07-30) (aged 76)
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBowdoin College

Daniel J. McGillicuddy (August 27, 1859 – July 30, 1936) was a United States Representative from Maine.


McGillicuddy was born in Lewiston on August 27, 1859 to John and Ellen McGillicuddy, both Irish immigrants.[1] He attended the common schools and then Bates College in Lewiston from 1877 to 1880.[2][3] He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1881. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Lewiston.

He was elected a member of the Maine House of Representatives, was elected Mayor of Lewiston, and was a delegate at large from Maine to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1904, 1912, and 1920. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress and in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress and for election in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1917 to 1932. He continued the practice of law in Lewiston until his death in that city on July 30, 1936. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

McGillicuddy was the last representative from Maine's second congressional district to lose re-election until Republican Bruce Poliquin lost re-election to Democrat Jared Golden in 2018.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1880 Census, Auburn, ME (accessed on familysearch.com)
  2. ^ General Catalogue of Bates College and Cobb Divinity School, 1863–1915 by Bates College Lewiston, Me, Me Lewiston, Cobb Divinity School Lewiston, Me, Cobb Divinity School, Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) Cobb divinity school, Me.) Bates College (Lewiston, Published by The College, 1915)[1]
  3. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved April 2, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John P. Swasey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917
Succeeded by
Wallace H. White Jr.