Maitland Stewart McCarthy

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

Maitland Stewart McCarthy
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary
In office
1904–1911
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byR. B. Bennett
Personal details
Born(1872-02-05)February 5, 1872
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 17, 1930(1930-05-17) (aged 58)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyConservative

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.

Marriage/RelocationEdit

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.

PoliticsEdit

Maitland was elected Calgary's first direct member of the House of Commons of Canada 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 recordEdit

1904 Canadian federal election: Calgary
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Maitland Stewart McCarthy 2,993
Liberal STEWART, Charles John 2,545
1908 Canadian federal election: Calgary
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Maitland Stewart McCarthy 4,105
Liberal STEWART, Charles John 3,418
Socialist Frank Henry Sherman 743

Post-politicsEdit

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.

DeathEdit

McCarthy died while on vacation in Montreal in 1930, aged 58.

External linksEdit

  • Maitland Stewart McCarthy – Parliament of Canada biography
  • "Maitland Stewart McCarthy". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.