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John F. Curry

John F. Curry, Irish insurance company executive, leader Tammany Hall. Member Elks, Red Men, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lakeville Golf, Paumonok Golf.

Background

  • Curry, John F. was born on November 23, 1873 in Anghantrea, County Fermanagh, Ireland. Son of Michael and Ann J. (McManus) Curry.

  • Education

    • Brought with parents to New York City in infancy. Educated public schools. Doctor of Laws from Mount St. Mary’s College, Maryland., 1930.

    Career

    • Began with Western Union Telegraph Company, later with Union Stock Yard & Market Company. Head of John F. Curry Agency, Inc. (insurance), since 1910.

      Appointed financial clerk under city paymaster, 1899. Member of New York Assembly 2 terms, 1903, 04. Member Executive Committee Tammany Hall, 1905-1929.

      Commissioner of records, surrogate’s court, 1911-1929. Head of Tammany Hall, April 1929-April 1934. Sachem Tammany Society Knights of Columbus.

    Membership

    Member Elks, Red Men, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lakeville Golf, Paumonok Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Frances McKiernan, June 14, 1906. Children: Veronica, John Francis, Francis Richard, Robert Emmet, Bernard.
    • father: Michael Curry
    • mother: Ann J. (McManus) Curry
    • spouse: Mary Frances McKiernan
    • children: Veronica Curry
    • John Francis Curry
    • Francis Richard Curry
    • Robert Emmet Curry
    • Bernard Curry
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    Born November 23, 1873
    Died April 25, 1957
    (aged 83)
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