12/28/1858 - 09/29/1908

McDONALD, William John, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, December 28, 1858 in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa.; graduated, Duff’s Business Institute, 1876; clerk, prothonotary’s office, Allegheny County; docket clerk, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County; attorney-at-law; elected, common council, Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh) (1887-1890); elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1890); appointed, United States Assistant District Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania (1890-1893); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1892; reelected to serve for 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1898); appointed, chief clerk, prothonotary’s office, Allegheny County (1904-1908); died, September 29, 1908 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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