Thomas F. Magner

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Portrait of Magner from Once A Week Newspaper, 1890

Thomas Francis Magner (March 8, 1860 – December 22, 1945) was a U.S. Representative from New York, uncle of John Francis Carew.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Magner attended the public schools. He graduated from St. Xavier College in 1880 and from Columbia University, New York City, in 1882. He taught in a public school in Brooklyn. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, New York, the same year. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 6th D.) in 1888.

Magner was elected as a Democrat to the 51st, 52nd and 53rd United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1895.

He resumed the practice of law, and served as corporation counsel of the Borough of Brooklyn in 1913-1917. He died, after a long illness, in the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, New York, December 22, 1945.[1] He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Thomas F. Magner, 85, Ex-Congressman, Dies". The New York Times. New York City. The New York Times Company. 23 December 1945. p. 17.
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas F. Farrell
New York State Assembly
Kings County, 6th District

Succeeded by
Patrick H. McCarren
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Archibald M. Bliss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Graham
Preceded by
John R. Fellows
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James R. Howe