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Thomas Francis Gilroy, Mayor, NYC

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Death: Died in Queens County, New York, United States
Cause of death: apoplexy
Place of Burial: NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas F Gilroy and Mary Gilroy
Husband of Mary Gilroy
Father of Mary Mulqueen; John Gilroy; Thomas Francis Gilroy, Jr.; Virginia McBride; Frances E. Maher and 5 others

Occupation: Mayor of NYC
Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Thomas Francis Gilroy, Mayor, NYC

Thomas F. Gilroy was the mayor of New York City. Gilroy was born in Ireland and came to America with his parents at the age of seven. He received a larger majority when chosen mayor in 1892 than any Tammany candidate had ever received before. As commissioner of public works he instituted a system of subways for water pipes and wires.

Birth: Jun. 3, 1840 Sligo County Sligo, Ireland Death: Dec. 1, 1911 Far Rockaway Queens County New York, USA

New York City Mayor. He served as the Mayor of New York City, New York, from 1893 to 1894. A native of County Sligo, Ireland, Gilroy emigrated with his parents to New York City at age seven. The death of his father soon afterwards forced him to leave school and he apprenticed in the publishing business, working his way up to proofreader. From his early 20s he was groomed as a political functionary by New York's Tammany Hall machine, starting out as a messenger for the notorious William Tweed, and acting as "confidential secretary" to Tweed's successor Henry Genet. In 1889 he managed Hugh Grant's successful campaign for NYC Mayor, and as a reward was appointed Commissioner of Public Works (1889 to 1893) and Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall (1891), a title once held by Boss Tweed. Throughout his career Gilroy was viewed as little more than a Tammany figurehead, up to and including his election as Mayor. The defining event of his administration was the Lexow Investigation (1894) of the city's police department, which uncovered widespread corruption linked to Tammany. Under the circumstances Gilroy chose not seek reelection. Following his appearance as a Delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention he withdrew from public life, serving instead as President of the Twelfth Ward Bank until his retirement in 1901. He died of a stroke after a decade of poor health. (bio by: Bobb Edwards)

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx Bronx County New York, USA

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jul 01, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7643364

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 for Thomas Gilroy

Thomas Gilroy

Name: Thomas Gilroy Birth Year: abt 1839 Place of Birth: Ireland Age on 1 July 1863: 24 Race: White Marital Status: Unmarried (Single) Residence: New York, New York, New York Congressional District: 5th Class: 1

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June 3, 1840
Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Age 21
New York, New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, NY, USA
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