Biography of John McManus

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McManus, John, Buffalo, was born in that city, November 28, 1832, of Irish extraction, his ancestors having emigrated from Ireland and located in the city of Albany in 1795. He was married in 1854. In 1856 he was appointed to a clerkship in the Buffalo post office and was assigned to duty in the mailing room. This position he retained until 1861, when he was elected overseer of the poor. From 1863 to 1872 he held the office of city assessor. In 1876 he was elected clerk of the Board of Supervisors. He then engaged in the real estate and insurance business, in which he continued until 1880, when he was made secretary and treasurer of the Citizens' Gas Company. In 1886 he became secretary and treasurer of the Buffalo Natural Gas Fuel Company, which position he now holds. He was at one time connected with the Volunteer Fire Department and later with the 74th Regt., N. G., of which he became lieutenant-colonel.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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