Biography of Hon. Edward P. Doyle
Richmond County, NY Biographies





HON. EDWARD P. DOYLE was born at Mariners' Harbor, June 8th, 1860. He was graduated from the public schools at the age of twelve years, and took his first position in a New York ship broker's office, after which he spent eleven years with a wholesale shoe house.

He was secretary of the Democratic congressional convention for this district in 1882, and was chairman of the county convention in 1883. He was elected member of assembly in 1885, and gained the reputation of being one of the hardest workers in that body.

It was largely owing to his indefatigable labor that the present oyster law and many laws for the protection of fish and oysters were placed on the statute books of this state.

Mr. Doyle was supervisor for the town of Northfield from 1886 to 1891, and was one of the hardest working and most efficient members of the board. From 1886 to 1892, he was secretary of the joint commission for fixing the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. He is and has Veen since 1887, secretary and engineer of the New York Fish Commission, was secretary of the old New York Free Trade Club, was the first secretary of.the. Reform Club, and American correspondent of the Cobden Club, is a member of the Reform and Commonwealth Clubs and of the Staten Island Cricket Club, is president and treasurer of the Staten Island Produce Company, secretary and treasurer of the Aquahonga and the Manor Park Land Companies, secretary of the Northfield. and Prohibition Park Building and Loan Associations, secretary of the finance committee of Cooperative Building Bank, a trustee of the Richmond County Savings Bank, and a member of the firm of Reedy & Co.

It will be seen that Mr. Doyle is a very busy man, working both with his head and hands, and that he has played no small part in the material advancement of Staten Island.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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