Biography of Harrison L. McCarthy
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Harrison L. McCarthy. One of the well known and highly esteemed of the younger attorneys of Columbiana County is Harrison L. McCarthy, who is engaged in the practice of law at Salem. He was born at Akron, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1887, and is the son of George C. and Isabelle (Lighthiser) McCarthy.

George C. McCarthy is a native of Ohio, born in 1857. His wife was born at Canton, Ohio, and died when 30 years of age. Mr. McCarthy was interested in the lumber business in Michigan for a number of years and is now retired. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy: Josephine, married Otto S. Grove, lives at Ann Arbor, Mich.; Harrison L., the subject of this sketch; and two children died in iafancy.

Harrison L. McCarthy received his early education in the public schools of Canton and Washington Township, Columbiana County. He attended Mt. Union College and after his graduation followed the teaching profession for several years. He taught in the schools of Washington and Wayne Townships and at Columbiana and Leetonia, being principal of the latter high school during the years of 1913 and 1914. In 1915 Mr. McCarthy entered the Law School of the University of Michigan, from which he received his degree in 1917. He practiced at Lisbon the following year, then removed to Youngstown, Ohio, and in October, 1920, located in Salem.

On June 24, 1914, Mr. McCarthy was united in marriage with Miss Lulu S. Morgan, of Leetonia, the daughter of Emmet E. and Ida Morgan, residents of Leetonia. Mrs. McCarthy is a graduate of Mt. Union College. There are three children in the McCarthy family: Robert M., born Feb. 14, 1916; Harry Emmet, born June 24, 1917; and Jean Frances, born July 9, 1919.

Mr. McCarthy holds membership in the Salem Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge and Shrine, Knights of Pythias, Eagles, Moose and Elks Lodges, Kiwanis Club, Salem Country Club, Salem Golf Club, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity. He was village solicitor of Leetonia, Ohio, 1918-1921. He is a Republican and in 1922 ran for state representative, but was defeated by a small margin.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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