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Francis Joseph Mc Grath, American city official. Recipient Eagle award Boy Scouts American, 1978; award of merit Armed Forces Committee Worcester County, 1979; Irving A. Glavin award Worcester Area Association for Retarded Children, 1979; Francis J. McGrath Elementary School named in his honor, 1979; Distinguished Community Service medal Worcester State College, 1980.


Grath, Francis Joseph Mc was born on May 11, 1908 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Francis G. and Elizabeth (Tivnan) McGrath.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Holy Cross College, 1930;Doctor of Civil Law, Holy Cross College, 1959;Master of Arts, Boston College, 1931;D.Pub. Administration, Assumption College, Worcester, 1978;Doctor of Commercial Science (honorary), New England College of Worcester, 1980.


Teacher, department head Bartlett High School, Webster, Massachusetts, 1931-1941. Principal Worcester School System, 1941-1943, 46-50. Assistant city manager Worcester, 1950.

City manager, since 1951.


Trustee Worcester County Institution for Savings Served as lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member International, Massachusetts city managers associations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion. Clubs: Rotarian.


Married Mary Estelle Wickham, July 29, 1939.

Francis G. McGrath

Elizabeth (Tivnan) McGrath

Mary Estelle Wickham