Dennis McCarthy (congressman)

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Dennis McCarthy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
Preceded byThomas T. Davis
Succeeded byR. Holland Duell
Member of the New York Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
January 1, 1876 – December 31, 1879
Preceded byDaniel P. Wood
Succeeded byJames Stevens
Member of the New York Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 1, 1880 – December 31, 1885
Preceded byTheodore M. Pomeroy
Succeeded byFrancis Hendricks
Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
GovernorDavid B. Hill
Preceded byDavid B. Hill
Succeeded byEdward F. Jones
Personal details
Born(1814-03-19)March 19, 1814
Salina, New York, US
DiedFebruary 14, 1886(1886-02-14) (aged 71)
Syracuse, New York, US
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician, Manufacturer

Dennis McCarthy (March 19, 1814 – February 14, 1886) was an American manufacturer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Thomas McCarthy.[1] He attended Valley Academy in Salina and engaged in the manufacturing of salt. In the early 1840s he went into business operating a general store with his brother-in-law Silas Titus.[2]

He was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly (Onondaga Co.) in 1845, and was Mayor of Syracuse, New York in 1853.

He was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1867, to March 3, 1871. Afterwards he resumed his former business pursuits.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1876 to 1885, sitting in the 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th and 108th New York State Legislatures; and was President pro tempore in 1881, 1884 and 1885. He became Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1885 after the resignation of Governor Grover Cleveland and the succession of Lt. Gov. David B. Hill to the governorship.

He died in Syracuse, New York on February 14, 1886 and was buried at Saint Agnes Cemetery in Syracuse.[3]


  1. ^ History of Syracuse General Scrapbook, Vol. 20, pages 7-9, Onondaga Historical Association
  2. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle 'Col. Silas Titus - Grand Old Soldier and Influential Citizen', May 22, 1898
  3. ^ Titus Jr., L. J., 2004, Titus - A North American Family History, Baltimore, MD, p. 599


  • United States Congress. "Dennis McCarthy (id: M000310)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas T. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
R. Holland Duell
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Daniel P. Wood
New York State Senate
22nd District

Succeeded by
James Stevens
Preceded by
Theodore M. Pomeroy
New York State Senate
25th District

Succeeded by
Francis Hendricks
Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Robertson
President pro tempore of the New York State Senate
Succeeded by
John C. Jacobs
Preceded by
John C. Jacobs
President pro tempore of the New York State Senate
Succeeded by
Edmund L. Pitts
Preceded by
David B. Hill
Lieutenant Governor of New York

Succeeded by
Edward F. Jones