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KINSELLA, Thomas, journalist, born in Ireland in 1812; died in Brooklyn, New York, 11 February, 1884. He came to this country when a boy, learned the printer's trade, and in 1861 became editor of the Brooklyn, New York, " Eagle." he supported Andrew Johnson, and favored the nominations of Horace Greeley in 1872, Samuel J. Tilden in 1876, and General Hancock in 1880. In 1866 he was made postmaster of Brooklyn, and he afterward held other local offices, he was a member of congress in 1871-'3, and he was also one of the original Brooklyn bridge trustees, and president of the Faust society and the St. Patrick's club.
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