Allan Langdon Mcdermott Edit Profile
He attended the common schools. He graduated from the law department of University of New York, now New York University.
He was admitted to the bar in the November term in 1877 and commenced practice in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was corporation attorney of Jersey City, 1879-1883. He was the president of the Jersey City Board of Finance and Taxation, 1883-1886.
He was a candidate of the Democratic legislative caucus for United States Senator in 1895 and 1902. He was a delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1896. McDermott was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William D. Daly.
He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served from December 3, 1900 to March 3, 1907. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906. He died in Jersey City on October 26, 1908, and is buried in Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, New Jersey.
He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1880 and 1881, and served as a district court judge, 1883-1886. He was a member of the State Board of Taxation, 1884–1886, chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, 1885–1895, and a member of the commission to revise the constitution of New Jersey in 1894. He was a member of the New Jersey Senate in 1899 and 1900.