John F. "Jack" McCarthyRepublican
Born: February 18, 1924 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Ursula Mulligans
Children: Five sons and two daughters (including Paul, Robert, Brian, and Sean)
Family: Brother of Robert I. McCarthy
Military Service: Merchant Marine (WWII)
Died: February 1981 in Belvedere Tiburon, CA
1962: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lost)
1963-1964: Minority Leader, California State Senate
1967-1968: Minority Leader, California State Senate
- Had a brother who served in the same legislative house concurrently.
- LEGISLATION: Author of the bill (1957) which created the Bay Area Rapid Transit District [BART].
- PLACENAME: "The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (named in 1955) between Richmond and San Rafael in Contra Costa county was officially renamed the "John F. McCarthy Memorial Bridge"." - Source: cahighways.org
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: McCarthy had seven children.
Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1967)
Source: Social Security Death Index (website).