|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 6th district
|Preceded by||George L. Wellington|
|Succeeded by||George Alexander Pearre|
|Born||May 24, 1837|
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
|Died||January 30, 1917 (aged 79)|
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
|Allegiance|| United States|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1857 – 1868|
|Unit||Army of the Potomac|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
John McDonald (May 24, 1837 – January 30, 1917) was an American soldier and politician.
Born in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, McDonald attended local schools. He immigrated to the United States and enlisted in the United States Army at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1857. He joined his regiment in Arizona, and served in the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac throughout the American Civil War. After the war, McDonald was ordered to the West, where he again took part in several campaigns against Native Americans. He retired as a captain of Cavalry on July 1, 1868 for disabilities incurred in the line of service.
After his retirement from the military, McDonald settled in Maryland and was elected as a Republican to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1881. He was later elected to the Fifty-fifth Congress, and served from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1899. He engaged in agricultural pursuits near Potomac, Maryland, and died in Rockville, Maryland. He is interred in Union Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "John McDonald (id: M000411)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-11-01
|U.S. House of Representatives|
George Louis Wellington
| Representative of the 6th Congressional District of Maryland
George Alexander Pearre