John H. McCarthy

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John Henry McCarthy, Congressman and Judge from New York

John Henry McCarthy (November 16, 1850 – February 5, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, McCarthy attended De La Salle Institute, Christian Brothers, and St. Francis Xavier College. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in New York City. He served as member of the State assembly in 1880 and 1881. Civil justice for the fifth judicial district in the city of New York 1882-1888.

McCarthy was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889, until his resignation on January 14, 1891, to accept a judicial position. He was appointed on January 11, 1891, by Gov. David B. Hill justice of the city court of New York City to fill a vacancy.

McCarthy was elected and reelected to the same office and served from 1891 until his death in New York City on February 5, 1908. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Timothy J. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Timothy J. Campbell

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