Representative John Jay MCCARTHY

YEARS 1857-1943
OFFICE Representative
STATE Nebraska
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 58th (1903-1905), 59th (1905-1907)

Representative John Jay MCCARTHY Biography

McCARTHY, John Jay, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Stoughton, Dane County, Wis., July 19, 1857; attended the common schools and Albion (Wis.) Academy; moved to David City, Nebr., in 1879 and thence to Dixon County in 1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Emerson, Nebr.; elected prosecuting attorney of Dixon County in 1890, 1892, and 1894; elected as a member of the State house of representatives in 1898 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; continued the practice of his profession in Ponca, Nebr., until his death there on March 30, 1943; interment in Ponca Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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