Lanigan, John A., was born at Halifax, N. S., November 12, 1854, a son of John J. Lanigan, a prominent builder of that place. Mr. Lanigan received his education in St. Mary's College, at Halifax, and was graduated from that institution in 1871, with the degree of B. A., and later in 1872, he entered Sulspician College, at Montreal, where he remained for one year and then returned to Halifax, where he entered the Dalhousie College as a medical student. After three years' study in that institution, he entered the medical department of the University of New York and was graduated there from in 1877. He has since practiced his profession at Buffalo, N. Y., Halifax, N. S., and Niagara Falls, locating at the latter place in 1891. He is a member of the Canadian Medical Association and the Erie County Medical Association, and is the examining physician for numerous Catholic organizations at Niagara Falls. Upon the incorporation of Niagara Falls as a city, Dr. Lanigan was appointed city physician to the poor and has since held that position. He has gained considerable fame as a contributor of original articles to the leading medical journals throughout the world, and occasionally contributions in verse are met with in various newspapers and periodicals, bearing his signature. March 26, 1893, he married Theresa Beazley Of Halifax, N. S.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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