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Daniel William Lawler in 1915

Daniel William Lawler (March 28, 1859 – September 15, 1926) was a mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Lawler was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin[1][2][3] and moved to Minnesota in the 1880s.[1] He became a lawyer. He was a Roman Catholic. Lawler was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota 1892, losing to Knute Nelson.[1][2] He was mayor of Saint Paul from 1908 to 1910.[1][2] In 1912, he ran for the United States Senate from Minnesota, losing once again to Nelson. He also unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in 1916, losing to future United States Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg.[1] Lawler was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that year.

Lawler died in Saint Paul[1] and is buried in Calvary Cemetery there.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Daniel Lawler, Former Mayor of St. Paul, Dies". The Minneapolis Star. September 15, 1926. p. 1. Retrieved October 29, 2018 – via  
  2. ^ a b c d "Daniel Lawler Rites Will Be Held Friday". Star Tribune. September 16, 1926. p. 16. Retrieved October 30, 2018 – via  
  3. ^ History of the Bench and Bar of Minnesota. I. Minneapolis and St. Paul: Legal Publishing and Engraving Company. 1904. pp. 217–219. Retrieved 2018-05-06.

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