Albion Interactive History / People / Daniel McAuliffe

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People

Mayor Daniel M. McAuliffe
17th Mayor, 1906-1908


City of Albion Mayor +

Accomplishments as Mayor

It is a fact well attested by experience that the business men who are practical and enterprising make the most capable public officers and far exceed those in efficiency who make politics a business. Mr. McAuliff is now serving as city treasurer of Albion and is also a prominent dealer there in agricultural implements and carriage robes. He was born in Albion April 11, 1875, a son of Patrick and Mary (Wrenn) McAuliff. The father was born in Ireland and soon after his marriage came with his bride to the new world, spending his remaining days in Calhoun county. The son was here reared and educated, continuing his studies until he had mastered the work of the high school, in which he was graduated the class of 1891. In that year he entered the hardware store of A.P. Gardner as a clerk and bookkeeper, and was with that gentleman as long as he continued in business, having for some time the management of the establishment. When Mr. Gardner sold out Mr. McAuliff remained with his successor until 1897, when he accepted a position as manager with E.C. Lester in the implement business and in 1899 bought out his employer. This is one of the old established enterprises of Albion. Mr. McAuliff now handles all kinds of agricultural implements, carriages, harness, carriage robes and seeds. He employs a number of salesman and is conducting a very successful enterprise, his trade extending over three counties.

On the 2d of September, 1899, Mr. McAuliff was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Walch, of Albion, and they have tow children, Joseph W. and Richard D. They hold membership in St. John’s Catholic church, of which Mr. McAuliff is now treasurer, and their home is a pleasant residence on Walnut street. He is an active member and one of the directors of the Leisure Hour Club. In politics he is a Democrat and although he has never sought or desired political preferment he was in 1902 elected city treasurer. He filled the position so acceptably that in the succeeding year he was nominated by acclamation and received the largest majority ever given any candidate in the city. No higher testimonial of his efficiency and personal popularity could be given. He is now prominent in both business and public circles and has attained to his present enviable position through ability and energy. Having always lived in this city, his life history is familiar to his fellow townsmen and the fact that those who have known him from boyhood are numbered among his staunchest friends, is an indication that his has been a most honorable career.

Source: Hobart and Mather. Biographical Review of Calhoun County, MI. April 1904.

Albion business figure since 1891.

Implement Business 1897-1931
Automobile Sales Agency 1909-1944
Board of Public Works 1904
Mayor 1906-1908
Member First City Hospital Board 1909
Rent Control Advisory Board 1951

Source: City of Albion. Annual Report. 1951.