Biography of Thomas A. Maher
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THOMAS ALOYSIUS MAHER - Among the leaders of men who followed to New York in the train of Anthony Nicholas Brady a generation ago, a group which included John A. McCall, president of the New York Life, and Edward McCall, Justice of the Supreme Court, was Edward A. Maher, whose son, Thomas Aloysius Maher, is Chief Deputy Register of The Bronx. Edward A. Maher was mayor of Albany for one term before he came to the Metropolis. He served his native city with conspicuous success, and lived there about half of the span of seventy years allotted to him, for he was born in 1848 in Albany, and died September 12, 1920, in New York City. He was married to Jennie Tiernan, who also was born in Albany in 1848, and died in New York on October 26, 1910. For eighteen years Edward A. Maher was president of the Union Railway Company, and when that road was merged with the Third Avenue Railway Company he became vice president, and afterwards president of the Third Avenue Company. He resigned as president in 1918, and retired from active life. Edward A. Maher, Jr., is counsel to the Third Avenue Railroad Company, and a man of influence in railway circles in New York City.

Thomas Aloysius Maher was born May 6, 1870, in Albany, New York. He attended the public and high schools of Albany, from which he was graduated in 1889. He forthwith entered the Park Bank in Albany as a messenger, being nineteen years of age. After continuing this connection for two years he entered the South End Bank in Albany as bookkeeper, remaining one year. He came to New York City in 1892, and accepted the post of chief clerk in the office of the Union Railway Company. At the same time he was secretary of the Southern Boulevard Railway Company. He continued to serve in these two positions until 1898 when he was appointed deputy city clerk of the Borough of The Bronx. He was the first to hold the office which he assumed at the time the Borough of The Bronx was erected under the charter of the Greater New York. After one and one half years in this office he became the manager of the New York offices of the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Coal Company, continuing until 1901, when he accepted the appointment of clerk of the Municipal Court, second district of The Bronx. This post he held until January 1, 1914, when he was appointed Deputy Register, and subsequently Chief Deputy Register, a position he continues to hold. Mr. Maher is a member of The Bronx Council, Knights of Columbus; of The Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; of the Jackson Democratic Club and The Bronx Bar Association. In his religious fellowship he is a communicant of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church.

Thomas Aloysius Maher married, October 16, 1895, in the Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, New York City, by the Rev. Thomas Gregg, Serphina Stanislaus Monaghan. Her father, Henry Monaghan, was born in Ireland, her mother, Mary E. (Treanor) Monaghan, was born in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Maher are the parents of two children: 1. Ruth Janet, born June 9, 1897; married Clarence C. Garvey, and they are the parents of two children: Mary, born June 8, 1923; Thomas, born October 27, 1924. 2. Edward A., born June 5, 1899; married Joan Williams. Mr. Maher's business address is the Bergen Building, The Bronx, New York City.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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