Maitland Stewart McCarthy

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Maitland Stewart McCarthy
Maitland Stewart McCarthy.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary
In office
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by R. B. Bennett
Personal details
Born (1872-02-05)February 5, 1872
Orangeville, Ontario
Died May 17, 1930(1930-05-17) (aged 58)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Maitland Stewart McCarthy (February 5, 1872 – May 17, 1930) was a politician, lawyer and judge from western Canada.

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.


In 1900, he married Eva Florence Watson. McCarthy moved to Calgary, then part of the Northwest Territories, in 1903. He was admitted to the bar and set up practice in Calgary with William L. Walsh.


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.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1904: Calgary
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Maitland Stewart McCarthy 2,993
Liberal STEWART, Charles John 2,545

Canadian federal election, 1908: Calgary
Party Candidate Votes
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.

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