Charles J. McCarthy
A Massachusetts native, McCarthy moved as a boy with his family to San Francisco. As a young man, he came to Hawai`i as a representative of a San Francisco wholesale fruit company. A decade later, he was a permanent island resident, serving under the monarchy as a member of the House of Nobles in 1890
and as secretary of the Hawaiian legislature in 1892
. As a captain of the Honolulu Rifles, McCarthy opposed the removal of Lili`uokalani from the throne. After the turn of the century, he again served in government as a senator, city treasurer and as a member of the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
, President Wilson appointed McCarthy governor of the territory. At the end of his term in 1921
, he went to Washington D.C. for two years to represent the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce there. On his return to the Islands, McCarthy worked with Hawaiian Dredging Company on the Waikiki Reclamation Project until its completion in 1924
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