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.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Matamoros, Mexico, on May 1, 1826. He graduated from Columbia College in 1845, studied law, 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]

References[edit]

  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
Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry S. Neal
Solicitor of the United States Treasury
1885–1888
Succeeded by
Charles S. Cary