|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
from the 117th district
Assumed office |
March 6, 1953|
Life and career
McGrady was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Mercer University School of Law and in 1978–1979 taught law at Wayne State University Law School; after that he was a law clerk and then a corporate counsel until 1992, when he became Executive Director of the Environmental & Conservation Organization of Henderson County. He was an early leader of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and served as President of the Sierra Club from 1998 to 2000. In 2009–10 he was Executive Director of the North Carolina Youth Camp Association, and he is director emeritus of Falling Creek Camp in Tuxedo, North Carolina.
He served on the council of the Village of Flat Rock from 1997 to 2001. In 2004 he was elected to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, where he served until being elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010, succeeding Carolyn Justus. He is a co-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and in 2015 declared his intent to run for re-election.
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- Barrett, Mark (November 24, 2015). "McGrady to seek re-election to N.C. House". Asheville Citizen-Times.
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