John McCarthy (Nebraska politician)

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John McCarthy
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John Jay McCarthy photographed by C. M. Bell Studio]
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byJohn Seaton Robinson
Succeeded byJohn Frank Boyd
Personal details
Born(1857-07-19)July 19, 1857
Stoughton, Wisconsin
DiedMarch 30, 1943(1943-03-30) (aged 85)
Ponca, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican

John Jay McCarthy (July 19, 1857 – March 30, 1943) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

Born in Stoughton, Wisconsin on July 19, 1857, he attended Albion Academy. He moved to David City, Nebraska in 1879 and to Dixon County, Nebraska in 1882. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and set up practice in Emerson, Nebraska.

He was elected prosecuting attorney of Dixon County in 1890, 1892, and 1894. In 1898 and 1900 he was elected as a member of the Nebraska House of Representatives. In 1902 he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served Nebraska's 3rd district from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1907. He ran in the 1906 primary and lost to John Frank Boyd. He continued with his law practice in Ponca, Nebraska, not serving in any other elected office, though he was a delegate to the 1912 Republican National Convention. He died in Ponca on March 30, 1943 and is buried in Ponca Cemetery.


  • "McCarthy, John Jay". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 22, 2006.
  • "McCarthy, John Jay". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 22, 2006.
  • John McCarthy at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Seaton Robinson (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
John Frank Boyd (R)