John Dougherty (Missouri politician)

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John Dougherty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1905
Preceded byAlexander M. Dockery
Succeeded byFrank B. Klepper
Personal details
Born(1857-02-25)February 25, 1857
Iatan, Missouri
DiedAugust 1, 1905(1905-08-01) (aged 48)
Liberty, Missouri
Political partyDemocratic

John Dougherty (February 25, 1857 – August 1, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Iatan, Missouri, Dougherty moved with his parents the same year to Liberty, Missouri. He attended the public schools and William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo,. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice at Liberty, Missouri.

Dougherty was elected city attorney of Liberty, Missouri, in 1881 and served five years. He was editor and proprietor of the Liberty Tribune 1885-1888.

Dougherty was elected prosecuting attorney of Clay County, Missouri, in 1888 and served six years. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress.

Dougherty was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1905). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Liberty, Missouri, August 1, 1905. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Dougherty (id: D000447)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander M. Dockery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank B. Klepper