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Richard D. McCarthy

Richard Dean McCarthy (September 24, 1927 – May 5, 1995) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York, also known as Richard Max McCarthy or Max McCarthy.

Richard McCarthy
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byJohn R. Pillion
Succeeded byJack Kemp
Personal details
Born(1927-09-24)September 24, 1927
Buffalo, New York
DiedMay 5, 1995(1995-05-05) (aged 67)
Arlington County, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materCanisius College


He served in the United States Navy from November 1945 until August 1946, and in the United States Army from November 1950 until October 1952. He graduated from Canisius College in 1950. He worked for the Buffalo News from 1952 until 1956. He was elected to Congress in 1964 and served from January 3, 1965 to January 3, 1971. In 1970, he ran in the Democratic primary for the nomination for U.S. Senator from New York against Ted Sorensen, Richard Ottinger and Paul O'Dwyer, but was defeated by Ottinger. He worked as a press attaché to the American Embassy in Tehran from 1975 to 1976. He was the Washington bureau chief of the Buffalo News from 1978 until his retirement in 1989.


  • United States Congress. "Richard D. McCarthy (id: M000318)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John R. Pillion
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th congressional district

1965 - 1971
Succeeded by
Jack Kemp