Biography of John J. McCormick
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McCormick, John J., son of John and Mary Ann McCormick, natives of Ireland, was born in Brunswick, Rensselaer county, November 23, 1849. His parents came to America about 1845, were married in Troy, and settled on a farm in Brunswick, but later removed to Troy, where they died the father in 1871 and the mother in 1889. Mr. McCormick was educated in the public and high schools of Troy, was for two years a clerk for W. W. Whiten, dealer in wall paper, and then learned the carpenter's trade with W. J. Howes, which he followed as a journeyman under several contractors. in 1878 he accepted a clerkship in the County Clerk's office under James Keenan, and two years later became bookkeeper and cashier for Kennedy & Murphy, now the Kennedy & Murphy Brewing and Malting Company, which positions he has since held. He has been secretary of the Democratic General Committee of the city of Troy for twenty years, has been delegate to various county, district, State and other political conventions, and has been the city clerk since 1886, being first appointed by Mayor Whelan. He is a member of the C. B. L. and has been treasurer of St. Francis's church about ten years.

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


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