Biography of the Hon. Edward Kearney
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Kearney, Hon. Edward, was born in the city of New York in the year 1830 and was educated in the public schools. He was actively engaged in business in his native city for over forty years and has been a prominent figure in politics for a longer period. He has been a leader and sachem in Tammany Hall for many years. He took a conspicuous part with Hon. John Kelly in the reorganization of Tammany Hall at the close of the Tweed regime, and represented that organization for a long period in all matters pertaining to legislation. Was a member of the Democratic State Committee for several years; was frequently a delegate to city, State and national conventions; was elected on several occasions a presidential elector. Public office has been often tendered him but he always declined, except as above stated, because of business demands. He became a summer resident of Saratoga in 1871 and has continued such ever since. He built handsome residences for himself and son, Edward W. Kearney, on Caroline street, occupying an entire block. He erected other houses, invested heavily in real estate and improved the same to the material benefit of Saratoga. For the purpose of further enhancing the interests of Saratoga he has accepted the presidency of the Saratoga Racing Association, much to his personal inconvenience.


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