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William Sarsfield McNARY

(1863-1930)

McNARY, William Sarsfield, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Abington, Plymouth County, Mass., March 29, 1863; attended the public schools of Abington and graduated from the Boston English High School; engaged in newspaper work; reporter and managing editor of the Boston Commercial Bulletin 1880-1892; also engaged in the retail and wholesale furniture business; member of the Boston City Council in 1887 and 1888; member of the State house of representatives in 1889 and 1890; served in the State senate in 1891 and 1892; water commissioner of Boston in 1893 and 1894; again a member of the State house of representatives 1900-1902; engaged in the insurance business and a dealer in real estate; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; continued his former business pursuits in Boston, Mass., until his death in that city on June 26, 1930; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, Mass.

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

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