Alexander McCue

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Alexander McCue (May 1, 1826 – April 2, 1889) was a Brooklyn, New York attorney and judge who served as Solicitor of the United States Treasury.


He was born at Matamoros, Mexico, on May 1, 1826. His parents were immigrants from Ireland, who settled in Mexico, where his father became a merchant. After his father's death, his mother relocated to Brooklyn.

McCue graduated from Columbia College in 1845, studied law with the Brooklyn firm of John Greenwood and Harmanus B. Duryea, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice in Brooklyn. From 1851 to 1852 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County.[1]

In 1861 to 1862 and 1867 to 1868 he was Brooklyn's Corporation Counsel, and from 1870 to 1885 was a Judge of the City Court.[2]

From 1885 to 1888 McCue served as Solicitor of the Treasury.[3]

In 1887 McCue was named to an unpaid position on the United States Fish Commission.[4]

After resigning as Solicitor McCue was named Assistant Treasurer of the United States, with offices in New York City.[5][6]

McCue died in Brooklyn on April 2, 1889 after having suffered a stroke.[7][8][9][10] He was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Section 107, Lot 19875[11]


  1. ^ Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1889, published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, Volume 29, 1890, page 639
  2. ^ Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States, by Charles Lanman, revised by Joseph M. Morrison, 1887, page 330
  3. ^ Magazine column, This Month's News, March 18 to April 14, The United Service magazine, Volume 12, 1885, page 585
  4. ^ Newspaper article, Prof. Baird's Successor, New York World, August 27, 1887
  5. ^ Newspaper article, Judge McCue's Successor, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 2, 1889
  6. ^ Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States, published by U.S. Government Printing Office, Volume 26, 1901, page 178
  7. ^ Newspaper article, Stricken With Apoplexy, Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, March 22, 1889
  8. ^ Newspaper article, Judge M'Cue stricken, New York Times, March 22, 1889
  9. ^ Newspaper article, Mr. M'Cue has a Relapse, New York Times, April 2, 1889
  10. ^ Alexander McCue obituary, published in The Green Bag magazine, Volume 1, Number 4 (April, 1889), page 178
  11. ^ Alexander McCue entry, Green-Wood Cemetery Online Search Database, accessed December 9, 2011
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Preceded by
Henry S. Neal
Solicitor of the United States Treasury
Succeeded by
Charles S. Cary