Biography of M. J. Cunningham
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M. J. CUNNINGHAM, cashier of The Bank of Bisbee, was born in San Francisco, August 9, 1873, but has been a resident of Arizona since 1881, when his parents, Thomas J. and Frances Cashman Cunningham, removed to the Territory and located at Tombstone. Mr. Cunningham was educated in the public schools of California and Arizona, at St. Vincent's College, Los Angeles, and St. Michael's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, from which he was graduated. After leaving college he held various clerical positions until 1900. He then became interested in the organization of The Bank of Bisbee, was elected one of its board of directors, and chosen cashier of this bank, which position he has since filled most ably. In banking circles, Mr. Cunningham is now counted among the ablest men in the state, and he has served as president of the Arizona Bankers' Association. He was also one of the original locators of the city of Douglas; is secretary and director of the Bisbee-Naco Water Company; director of The Bank of Bisbee, The Bank of Douglas and The Douglas Investment Company. In politics, a Democrat, he has served as both chairman and secretary of the Cochise County Central Committee, and although actively interested in his party's workings, has never held an official position. Fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bisbee Council, and of Bisbee Lodge 671 B. P. O. E., of which he has been exalted ruler, and also District Deputy G. E. R. of Arizona. Mrs. Cunningham, formerly Miss Mary I. Goodbody, sister of Mrs. W. H. Brophy, of Bisbee, died on December 24, 1912. Their family consists of three daughters and three sons: Ellen, Mary Isadore, Florence, M. J., Jr., Francis and William.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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