KELIHER, John Austin

KELIHER, John Austin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1866–1938

Biography

KELIHER, John Austin, A Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., November 6, 1866; attended the public schools; engaged in the real estate business in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897; served in the State senate in 1899 and 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; chairman of the Massachusetts Statehouse Building Commission in 1915 and 1916; member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention 1917-1919; elected sheriff of Suffolk County in 1917; reelected in 1920, 1926, and 1932, and served in that capacity until his death at Boston, Mass., on September 20, 1938; interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, West Roxbury, Mass.

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External Research Collections

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: Letter to John Ritchie, February 19, 1904, 1 page. Letter is from John A. Keliher to John Ritchie, Jr., President of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, Massachusetts, confirming his support for House Resolve 3581, providing for preservation of the Calaveras Groves of Big Trees.
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