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Edward Richard O'Malley (March 13, 1863 near Medina, Orleans County, New York - May 30, 1935 Buffalo, Erie County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.

Life

He was the son of Michael O'Malley and Bridget Whalen O'Malley. He worked on a farm and in a stone quarry before he entered Cornell University Law School in 1886. He graduated as LL.B. in 1891, and was one of the founding members of the Delta Chi fraternity there. He commenced practice in Buffalo and there entered politics as a Republican.

He was a member from Erie County of the New York State Assembly in 1901 and 1902. He was New York State Attorney General from 1909 to 1910, elected in 1908 but defeated for re-election in 1910. In 1914, he lost the Republican primary for Attorney General to Egburt E. Woodbury.

In 1914, he was appointed Referee to inquire into the "Egg Trust" in New York City. He was a justice of the New York State Supreme Court from 1925 to 1933.

He was buried at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Buffalo.

Sources

  • [1] Political Graveyard
  • [2] The egg inquiry, in NYT on October 21, 1914
  • [3] Bio of Delta Chi founders, with portrait
  • [4] List of New York Attorneys General, at Office of the NYSAG
Legal offices
Preceded by
William S. Jackson
New York State Attorney General
1909 – 1910
Succeeded by
Thomas Carmody
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