Biography of Michael A. Tierney
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Tierney, Michael A., was born in Troy, N. Y., May 25, 1853. His father, Patrick Tierney, came from Ireland in 1846 and settled in Vermont, and then came to Troy and for many years was in the grocery business. His mother was Anna (O'Connor) Tierney of Troy, who is still living. Michael A. Tierney attended Christian Broth­ers' School. He left school at the age of thirteen and learned the cigar making trade and started in the business himself in 1873, which he still continues; his business has increased to large proportions, employing on an average twenty five men; the business is located at 111 Congress street. He is also proprietor of the Hotel DeEcho, situated at the corner of Third and State streets. For five years he was a member of the Donahue, Tierney & Isengart Brewing Co. of Troy. He was elected alder­man in 1877, was president of the Common Council in 1878, and afterwards served four successive terms. He was elected general assessor in 1886, which office he still holds. He has been identified with and has been a leader in the Democratic party since casting his first vote. He was a member of the Young Men's Catholic Literary Association, the Robert Emmet Association, the B. P. O. E., and ex member of the Osgood Steamer Co. He was married in 1876 to Eleanor J. Cox of Troy, who died May 18, 1896. She was the sister of William D. Cox who was aldermen many years. In 189a he married Julia A. Hart of Troy. He has one daughter.

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


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