Daly was born in New York to Irish parents who had emigrated from Galway in 1814, and was admitted to the bar in 1839. He was elected to the state assembly in 1843 and was appointed a judge of the New York City Court of Common Pleas the following year. He held the latter position for forty-one years, serving as chief justice from 1858.
Gift of Mrs. Charles P. Daly
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