John J. McDonough (mayor)
Life and career
McDonough was born in Saint Paul in 1895. He attended Saint Thomas Academy and the University of Minnesota before earning a law degree at the St. Paul College of Law in 1918. He worked as a lawyer and served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for five terms from 1925 to 1935. While he was nonpartisan, he was well known for fighting prohibition and held a mixture of conservative legal beliefs but liberal political ones. He was elected mayor of Saint Paul in 1940. While in office in 1946 he suffered a stroke which left him largely paralyzed (though mentally alert) for the remainder of his life. He died in St. Paul on February 27, 1962.
- "McDonough, John J. - Legislator Record". Minnesota State Legislative Library.
- Memorial Exercises for Deceased Members of the Ramsey County Bar Association (PDF). 1962.