Maitland Stewart McCarthy
|Maitland Stewart McCarthy|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||New District|
|Succeeded by||R. B. Bennett|
February 5, 1872|
|Died||May 17, 1930
Born in Orangeville, Ontario, he was the son of Thomas Anthony Maitland McCarthy, a county court judge, and Jennie Frances Stewart. He studied at Trinity College School in Port Hope and Trinity University, receiving a LLB in 1896. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1897 and set up practice in Sarnia.
Maitland was elected Calgary's first direct member of the Canadian House of Commons after the redistribution prior to the 1904 federal election gave Calgary its first direct seat. He was re-elected to a second term in the 1908 Canadian federal election.
|Canadian federal election, 1904: Calgary|
|Conservative||Maitland Stewart McCarthy||2,993|
|Liberal||STEWART, Charles John||2,545|
|Canadian federal election, 1908: Calgary|
|Conservative||Maitland Stewart McCarthy||4,105|
|Liberal||STEWART, Charles John||3,418|
|Socialist||Frank Henry Sherman||743|
After leaving politics, he returned to the practice of law. McCarthy was named King's Counsel in 1913 and, in 1914, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Alberta. In 1926, he retired from the bench due to health problems.
McCarthy died while on vacation in Montreal in 1930, aged 58.
- Maitland Stewart McCarthy – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Maitland Stewart McCarthy". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.