Biography of Augustus P. Gorman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Gorman, Augustus P., painter and wall paper dealer, and son of Thomas and Hanora (Manning) Gorman, was born in Fall River, August 28, 1860. His parents were both born in Ireland and came to this country early in life locating in Fall River. They died when their son Augustus P. was seven years old, and he attended school a few months each year and during the balance of the time worked in Eddy's woolen mill from his eighth to his seventeenth year. He was injured in the mill, and after his recovery obtained employment under P. P. Morris, with whom he learned the painter's trade. He was clerk for Mr. Morris for thirteen years, and in 1890 engaged in the wall paper and painting business for himself. He is located at the corner of Borden and Second streets, and carries on a large business. Mr. Gorman was elected on the Democratic ticket to the State Legislatre in 1884 and 1885, being the youngest member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the City Council from 1890 to 1895 inclusive; and was the Democratic candidate for mayor of Fall River in 1895. In 1893 Mr. Gorman married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Mary Lingane of Denver, Col., and they have one daughter, Margaret L. Gorman. Mr. Gorman is a member of the order of Foresters and the Knights of Columbus.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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