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Insurance company executive

Francis James McCarthy, American insurance company executive. Bar: Connecticut bar 1947.

Background

McCarthy, Francis James was born on August 8, 1918 in New York City. Son of Eugene T. and Louise C. (Wacker) McCarthy.

Education

AB with honors and distinction, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1940. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1947. Graduate, National Judicial College, 1975.

Career

Worked at Gaffney, Kane, Reynolds, Sullivan & Vollmer (New Britain, Connecticut) specializing in General Practice. Bankruptcy, Probate, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Corporate, Family Law, Civil and Criminal Law. Trials in all Courts.

Admitted to the bar, 1947, Connecticut. 1948, United States. District Court, District of Connecticut. 1954, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

1985, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. 1961, United States. Supreme Court. Continuing Education: National Judicial College, University of Nevada.

Author: "Synergism: A Matter of Life (Insurance) and Death (by Accident)," 1969 American Bar Association Insurance Section 189. "Reinstatement, Misrepresentation and Incontestability: A Polysyllabic Puzzle," The Forum, October, 1968, at 40. "The Medical Examiner Meets the Applicant: Problems in Contract and Tort," The Forum, April 1967, at 156.

" ‘Just a Spoonful of Sugar..’ - Making the Contract - a Meld of Law and Medicine," Fundamentals & Non-Medical Aspects of Life Insurance Medicine 193, 1966. "Privacy: Burgeoning Rights and Remedies," 38 Connecticut Bar Journal 555, 1964.

"Private Lives:" a Play - for Stakes," 15 Association of Life Insurance Counselors and Proctors 819, 1961. "Pleading and Practice Forms," Contributing Attorney, American Jurisprudence, 1959. "The Sovereign Withdraws its Cloak," 26 Connecticut Bar Journal 156, 1952.

"Tort Liability," Connecticut State Journal December 1950, at 8. Instructor: Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, Hartford, 1969-1971. Foreign Administrators Training Program, Institute of Public Service, University of Connecticut, Hartford, 1965-1969.

Member, 1955-1960 and Chairman, 1958-1959, Zoning Commission, Town of Wethersfield. Mayor, Town of Wethersfield, 1962-1966. Member, Wethersfield Charter Revision Commission, 1979.

Elected Connecticut State Representative, 1967-1969 and 1969-1971. Appointed Counsel, House Minority Connecticut General Assembly, 1971-1972. Chief Counsel, House and Senate Minority, 1972 and House and Senate Majority, 1973.

Judge, Superior Court, State of Connecticut, 1974-1976. Connecticut Trial Referee, 1984—. Counsel, Special Committee of Inquiry into Criminal Investigation & Intelligence, Connecticut General Assembly, 1985-1986.

Member: Hartford County, Connecticut and American (Connecticut State Representative, Judicial Administration Division. Member: Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Chairman, Lawyers' Professional Responsibility Committee, 1982) Bar Associations.

Association of Life Insurance Counsel. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: Lieutenant Commander USNR (Retired), Active duty, 1941-1945.

Having been a continuous practice for over 100 years, Gaffney Law Associates is a firm of 5 attorneys practicing in the areas noted above.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut bar 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member, 1955-1960 and Chairman, 1958-1959, Zoning Commission, Town of Wethersfield. Mayor, Town of Wethersfield, 1962-1966. Member, Wethersfield Charter Revision Commission, 1979.

Elected Connecticut State Representative, 1967-1969 and 1969-1971. Appointed Counsel, House Minority Connecticut General Assembly, 1971-1972. Chief Counsel, House and Senate Minority, 1972 and House and Senate Majority, 1973.

Judge, Superior Court, State of Connecticut, 1974-1976. Connecticut Trial Referee, 1984—. Counsel, Special Committee of Inquiry into Criminal Investigation & Intelligence, Connecticut General Assembly, 1985-1986.

Member: Hartford County, Connecticut and American (Connecticut State Representative, Judicial Administration Division. Member: Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Chairman, Lawyers' Professional Responsibility Committee, 1982) Bar Associations.

Association of Life Insurance Counsel. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: Lieutenant Commander USNR (Retired), Active duty, 1941-1945.

Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: Lieutenant Commander USNR (Retired), Active duty, 1941-1945.

Connections

Married Barbara Ellen Cheney, January 19, 1942. Children– Morrison, Melissa.

father:
Eugene T. McCarthy

mother:
Louise C. (Wacker) McCarthy

spouse:
Barbara Ellen Cheney

child:
Morrison McCarthy

child:
Melissa McCarthy