Biography of David J. McGarey
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

DAVID J. McGAREY, police magistrate and alderman from the twenty sixth ward, Pittsburg, is a well known and prominent politician. He was born in Pittsburg, Aug. 16, 1859, reared there and educated in the public schools. In 1872 he left school and went to work in the tack factory of Chess, Cook & Co., and remained for seventeen years in the employ of this firm. He has been for many years prominent in public life, as alderman and police magistrate. Judge McGarey was elected alderman from the twenty sixth ward in 1889, and has been three times reelected. His career as a police magistrate began in 1896. He was appointed to this position by Mayor H. P. Ford and Mayor W. J. Diehl, reappointed by Recorder A. M. Brown, and, after the latter's removal, by Recorder J. O. Brown. Judge McGarey is a member of the I. O. O. F., Jr. Order of United American Mechanics, Birmingham Turnverein, Odd Fellows, Leider Tafel and the Lotus club. Judge McGarey is now engaged in the mantel and tile business at No. 1211 Carson St., as the president of the Central mantel and tile company. He is also secretary of the Central brick company, of Pittsburg, Pa.


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


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