political biographies – Barry, John Patrick

Barry, John Patrick
1893 – 1946

M.P.
Northumberland County

Born, December 23rd, 1893, at Chatham, Northumberland County, N.B. of Scottish and Irish ancestry. Son of Edward Barry, Scottish-Irish, and his wife, Elizabeth O’Kane, English-Irish.

Educated at the Chatham Public school; at St. Thomas College, Chatham, N.B.; at St. Francis Xavier University, graduating with the Degree of B.A. in 1918. Studied law and was admitted to the Bar of N.B. as an Attorney in 1920, and as a Barrister, in 1921.

Located at Chatham, N.B. and engaged in the practice of his profession. Served on the Chatham Town Council as an Alderman. Held several offices in the local and County Liberal Association. Member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Married, September 21st, 1925, to Miss Carmel Edith McCarron, daughter of Matthre McCarron, Esq., C.N.R., Moncton, N.B. By this marriage there was no issue.

First elected to the House of Commons, as member for the constituency of Northumberland, at the G.E. of October 14th, 1935. Sat as member until the dissolution of Parliament in 1940. At the G.E. of March 26, 1940, and seeking office as an Independent Liberal, he was defeated.

He died, suddenly, August 17th, 1946, at his residence, Chatham, N.B., aged fifty-two years. Survived by his widow. Buried in the Cemetery adjoining the St. Michael the Archangel Church, Chatham, N.B.

In Politics:
a Liberal.
In Religion: a Roman Catholic.

MC1156 – Graves Papers