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Rowland B. Mahany

Rowland Blennerhassett Mahany (September 1864 28- May 2, 1937) was a U.S. Representative from New York who died in the District of Columbia. He’s buried in the Congressional Cemetery.  

A Harvard University graduate (1888) he served as “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary” to Ecuador on February 24, 1892, and served until his resignation on June 12, 1893. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He returned to Ecuador in 1893 and concluded the Santos Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899) but defeated in relection
 in 1898. He went on to practice law in the DC and served as Commissioner of conciliation, Labor Department, assistant to the Secretary of Labor, member of the Foreign Trades Relation Committee of the State Department,  appointed by Woodrow Wilson as one of the ten Federal umpires for the War Labor Board in 1919, member of the United States Housing Corporation, representative of the United States to the International Commission on Immigration and Emigration at Geneva and solicitor and Acting Secretary of Labor