William T. McCarthy

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William T. McCarthy
District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
1949–1961
Preceded by Arthur Daniel Healey
Succeeded by Andrew Augustine Caffrey
United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
In office
1947–1949
Preceded by George F. Garrity
Succeeded by George F. Garrity
Personal details
Born (1885-12-05)December 5, 1885
Somerville, Massachusetts
Died April 6, 1964(1964-04-06) (aged 78)
Nationality American
Residence Somerville, Massachusetts
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
Boston University School of Law
Occupation Attorney
Judge

William T. McCarthy (December 5, 1885 – April 6, 1964) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, McCarthy received an A.B. from College of the Holy Cross in 1905 and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1908. He entered private practice in Boston, Massachusetts in 1908. He was an Alderman, Town of Somerville, Massachusetts from 1911 to 1913. He was an Assistant district attorney of Middlesex County from 1913 to 1915. He was a member of the Somerville School Board, Massachusetts from 1920 to 1921. He was an Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1934 to 1947. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1947 to 1949.

McCarthy was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. McCarthy was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on January 13, 1949, to a seat vacated by Arthur D. Healey. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1949, and received his commission on February 2, 1949. He assumed senior status on May 31, 1960. McCarthy served in that capacity until April 6, 1964, due to his death.

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