Lahiff, Edward Maguire

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Edward Maguire Lahiff;

born in: Whitegate, County Cork, Ireland, 1863;

son of: Patrick Lahiff and Bridget Lahiff, nee: Bridget Barry

education: St. Vincent's Seminary, Cork;

married: Ellen Lahiff, nee: Ellen Malone, Ireland, in 1895;

Sons: John Lahiff, Edward Lahiff, Gerald Lahiff, Maurice Lahiff.

Came to U.S. in 1886, and for a year or two was in employ of W.P. Rend & Company, Coal merchants, as coal shoveler;

was in newspaper work in Chicago on staff of the Chicago Herald and its successor, the Chicago Times-Herald;

went East and was for a time with the New York World;

hired out to the Carnegie Steel Company as a "scab" workman, in order to gain admission to the fortified works of that company during the Homestead Strike;

in 1895 secured a lengthy interview with the Right Honorable William Ewart Gladstone, the first time Mr. Gladstone ever consented to an interview with a newspaper representative;

private secretary to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison, Jr., (1897-1903);

City Collector of Chicago, 1903 to October 1, 1905.


Secretary: Democratic County Committee of Cook County, 1904.

Office: City Hall.

Residence: 957 W. Pratt Avenue, Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905