Joseph E. McDonald
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Joseph E. McDonald

Politician
Male
Born Aug 29, 1819
Hometown Butler County
Died Jun 21, 1891
Death Place City of Indianapolis
Political Party Democratic Partyl
Alma Mater DePauw University...

Joseph Ewing McDonald was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Butler County, Ohio, he moved with his mother to Montgomery County, Indiana in 1826 and apprenticed to the saddler’s trade when twelve years of age in Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Wabash College, and graduated from Asbury University in 1840. He studied law in Lafayette and was admitted to the bar in 1843, after which he practiced.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1819 Birth Born in 1819.
1826 7 Years Old Born in Butler County, Ohio, he moved with his mother to Montgomery County, Indiana in 1826 and apprenticed to the saddler’s trade when twelve years of age in Lafayette, Indiana.

TWENTIES

1840 21 Years Old He attended Wabash College, (Crawfordsville) and graduated from Asbury University (Greencastle, Indiana; now DePauw University) in 1840. … Read More
1843 24 Years Old He was prosecuting attorney from 1843 to 1847 and in the latter year moved to Crawfordsville where he practiced law until 1859.

THIRTIES

1849 30 Years Old McDonald was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress, serving from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851.
1850 31 Years Old He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850, and was elected attorney general of Indiana in 1856 and was reelected in 1858.

FORTIES

1859 40 Years Old He moved to Indianapolis in 1859, was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1864, and was elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1881. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Forty-sixth Congress). McDonald died in Indianapolis in 1891; interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1891 73 Years Old Died on June 21, 1891.
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