Is your surname Carty?

Research the Carty family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

John Joseph Carty

Death: 1939 (77-78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Carty and Elizabeth O'Malley
Husband of Marion Mount Russell
Father of John Russell Carty

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About John J. Carty

John Joseph Carty was an American electrical engineer and a major contributor to the development of telephone wires and related technology. He was a recipient of the Edison Medal. As Chief Engineer of AT&T, he was instrumental in the development of the first transcontinental telephone line. Carty was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers from 1915 to 1916.


Edward Longstreth Medal of the Franklin Institute (1905)

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1915)

IEEE Edison Medal (1917)

Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute (1916)

John J. Carty Award of the National Academy of Sciences (1932) (inaugural)

view all

John J. Carty's Timeline