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Daniel Mangan (1851-?)
Native of Caledonia Haldmand County, Ontario.

1892 Bio. (Added Apr., 2008)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan.
Portrait Publishing Co., Chicago (1892)


We here present the portrait and personal sketch of a well known attorney-at-law and the Police Justice of Bay City, who was born in Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario, January 4, 1851. His parents were Thomas and Ann (Cullen) Mangan and his father was a mechanic. In Caledonia he received his early education, graduating from the grammar school in 1869, and immediately removing from that place to Bay City with the intention of studying law in the office of Marston & Hatch. The senior member of this firm, Isaac Marston, was afterwards Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan.

After remaining with Messrs. Marston & Hatch for some time the young man entered the office of McDonell and Cobb (the later now judge of this Circuit). He remained with them until 1874 when he was admitted, after examination, to the bar, including the courts of this State and the United States Court. Shortly after opening an independent office, in the fall of 1874 he was elected Circuit Court Commissioner and after serving for two years was re-elected in 1876 for another term. While filling the duties of that office he also prosecuted his private practice and thus established himself in his profession.

In the spring of 1879 Mr. Mangan was elected Justice of the Peace for Bay City and held that office up to the time of the Police-Court. Since that time he has been the Police Justice and is the only one who has ever served in Bay City in this capacity. He has discharged the responsible duties of his position with much credit to himself and great acceptancy among the people. Most of his time is devoted to the court where he had charge of a large amount of business.

Our subject is a Democrat in his political convictions and is to that party he owed his first election. Although he has each time been elected on that ticket he has had a growing constituency among men of all parties and the esteem in which he is regarded is a just reward of his devotion to the duties of his office. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. He is also a devout member of the St. James Catholic Church and belongs to the order of the Knights of Maccabees.

Daniel Mangan was married July 6, 1874, to Miss Ellen Crump, of this county, who was born in Chatham, and is now the mother of six children, namely: Anna, Frank, Nellie, Lillian, and Alice. Thomas Mangan, the father of our subject was born in County Sligo, Ireland, and was there married, but remained in his native home only a short time after that interesting event. He migrated to Canada and afterwards to Bay City where he died in February, 1885, at the age of eighty one years. His devoted wife is still living and is now seventy four years old. Our subject has a brother, James, in this city, and another brother, Thomas, in Buffalo, N. Y. Mr Mangan may well be characterized as one of the able and strong men that Canada has given to Michigan.

Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Marston, Isaac
People Referenced
Crump, Ellen (wife)
Cullen, Ann (mother)
Mangan, Alice (dau.)
Mangan, Anna (dau.)
Mangan, Daniel
Mangan, Frank (son)
Mangan, James (bro.)
Mangan, Nellie (dau.)
Mangan, Lillian (dau.)
Mangan, Thomas (father)
Mangan, Thomas (bro.)
Marston, Isaac Judge
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Buffalo, NY
Calendonia, Can.
Co. Sligo, Ireland
Haldimand Co., Can.
Marston-Hatch law firm
McDonell-Cobb law firm
St. James church
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