Bachelor cum laude, St. John's University, 1953. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1955.
Instructor, St. John's U., Collegeville, Minnesota, 1955-1960; accountant, Donald E. Cote Certified Public Accountant, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1955-1961; accountant, Agency for International Development, Bamako, Mali, 1961-1963; accountant, auditor, Agency for International Development, Conakry, Guinea, 1963-1968; senior accountant, Broeker, Hendrickson, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1968-1969; senior accountant, McMahon, Hartmann, St. Cloud, 1969-1971; sole practitioner, Charles D. McCarthy, Certified Public Accountant, St. Cloud, since 1971.
Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Division, American Accounting Association, Minister Society of Certified Public Accountants, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International (area governor), Sertoma Club (president 1983-1984), Knights of Columbus (council # 961, deputy grand knight 1994-1995, grand knight 1995-1996).
Married Margaret Ann O'Rourke, November 23, 1963. Children: Michael Charles, Patrick Dennis, Brian Thomas.