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John F. Curry

insurance company executive , leader Tammany Hall.

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