John Dougherty Edit Profile
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.
Member Congress 3d Missouri dist.
Married Annie Park.