‘The Life of James K. McGuire’ at this week’s IRP
On March 17, Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph E. Fahey will present on the life of James K. McGuire, the youngest mayor to govern Syracuse. McGuire, at age 27, was elected three times as a Democrat in the city that was a Republican stronghold. The “boy mayor” was a leader in the state Democratic Party and an unsuccessful candidate for the party’s nomination for governor in 1898 when Theodore Roosevelt was elected. McGuire was twice indicted, and investigated by Congress once.
IRP, which takes place from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, is free and open to the public.
First admitted to the New York State Bar in 1976, Fahey began his legal career as a senior staff attorney at the Hiscock Legal Aid Society, and went on to private practice as a partner in the Wiles and Fahey Law Firm in Syracuse. While pursuing his passion for law as a practicing attorney and inspired by his love of politics, Fahey was elected a commissioner of the Syracuse Board of Education in 1985 and selected board president. His expertise in criminal law and his desire to serve in a judicial post led to his election in 1996 as a County Court Judge by the citizens of Onondaga County for a 10- year term and re-election to that post in 2006.
The Institute for Retired Professionals, established by University College of Syracuse University, provides opportunities for retired people to stay intellectually active, to expand interests and make new acquaintances. Presentations are made by Syracuse University faculty and specialists within the community.
For more information on this program, call University College of Syracuse University at 315-443-4846, or visit the web site: www.yesu.syr.edu/IRP.