Biography of Charles A. McCarthy
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McCarthy, Charles A., the well known lawyer and justice of Hoosick Falls, was born at North Adams, Mass., November 28, 1860. When he was nine years of age his parents moved to Mexico, N. Y., thereby giving him the advantage of an education at the famous old academy at that place, from which he graduated June 16, 1881. He first studied law with George B. French of Mexico and also spent three years as a clerk in the Second National Bank under Mr. French. Mr. McCarthy was admitted to the bar at Syracuse, November 13, 1885, and first practiced at Hoosick Falls the following year and has continued since. He has during that brief period of residence made himself a potent factor in business and political life, serving as police justice, from March 17, 1891, to March 17, 1894. He is one of the local managers of the A. O. H.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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