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.