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0'DONOHOE, John, Canadian senator, born in Tuam, Galway, Ireland, 18 April, 1824. He was educated at St. Jarleth's college in his native place, went to Toronto in 1839, and engaged in commercial pursuits for several years, fie studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869, and was crown attorney of the county of York and the city of Toronto from 1872 till January, 1874, when he resigned, he was an unsuccessful candidate for East Peterboro, for the Ontario assembly, in 1871, and fox' East Toronto, for the Dominion parliament, in 1872. He was first elected to the Dominion parliament for East Toronto in 1874, was unseated on petition, 26 November, 1874, again unsuccessful for that constituency, and was called to the senate, 10 June, 1882. He was elected president of the Ontario Catholic league on 3 April, 1871, and is a Liberal.
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