Biography of Thomas D. Carnahan
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

THOMAS DORRINGTON CARNAHAN, city solicitor of Pittsburg, was born on the South Side, Pittsburg, and there was reared and received his early education. Subsequently he attended the Western university at Pittsburg, graduating in 1872. After graduation, he became a reporter on the Pittsburg Evening Chronicle, and was connected with this paper from the fall of 1872 to the spring of 1881. Mr. Carnahan was admitted to the bar in 1876, and was associated with his father, Robert B. Carnahan, in the practice of law until the death of the latter, which occurred in 1890. He devoted his attention at first to office work, but has since 1881 been actively engaged in the practice of law in the civil courts, where he has met with marked success. Mr. Carnahan was appointed assistant city solicitor in 1888, and served in this capacity until January, 1902, when he was appointed city solicitor by Recorder J. O Brown. Mr. Carnahan is a member of the Royal Arcanum. He belongs to the Third Presbyterian church. He is a trustee of the Western University of Pennsylvania, of which he is an honored alumnus.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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