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