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Dennis McCARTHY

(1814-1886)

McCARTHY, Dennis, a Representative from New York; born in Salina, N.Y., March 19, 1814; pursued an academic course; attended Valley Academy, Salina, N.Y.; engaged in the manufacture of salt; member of the New York state assembly in 1846; mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-second Congress in 1870; resumed his former business pursuits; served in the New York state senate 1876-1885, and was president pro tempore of that body in 1885; served as lieutenant governor of New York from January 6, 1885, to January 1, 1886; died in Syracuse, N.Y., February 14, 1886; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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