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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 2nd district
March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891
|John F. Finerty|
|Lawrence E. McGann|
|Born||June 25, 1842|
Rochester, New York
|Died||January 17, 1896 (aged 53)|
Born in Rochester, New York, Lawler attended the public schools. He moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois in 1854. He was a news agent on a railroad for several years and also a brakeman. He learned the trade of shipbuilders. He was active in organizing trade and labor unions, and served as president of the Ship Carpenters and Calkers' Association. He was employed in the Chicago post office as a letter carrier 1869-1877. He served as a member of the city council from 1876 to 1885. He engaged in business as a liquor merchant in 1878.
Lawler was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for sheriff of Cook County in 1891. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1895 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John F. Finerty
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 2nd congressional district
Lawrence E. McGann
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