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This biography is from Landmarks of Albany County, New York, edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N. Y., Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1897.

Edward McCreary

Edward McCreary, president of the Albany County Board of Supervisors, is a Republican, and represents the Fifth ward of the city of Cohoes in that body. He was born in Malone, Franklin county, N. Y. , September 15, 1847. Five years later he moved with his parents to Cohoes. He was educated in the public schools of that city. In 1862 he entered the Cohoes Iron Foundry and Machine Shop as an apprentice. A year later he went to Scranton and served his time as a machinist. He returned to Cohoes in 1866 and entered the machine shops of the Harmony Cotton Mills. Soon after he engaged with his brother, the late John McCreary, in the manufacture of Pin Napping and Brushing Machinery. Mr. McCreary is the patentee of several valuable pieces of knitting machinery and an automatic fender for electric cars. His father was overseer of the spinning department in the Ogden Mills, was a soldier of the 54th N. Y. Regt., and was killed during the war. Mr. McCreary is interested in military matters and was for many years captain of the well known Adams Zouaves. He is a member of Cohoes Lodge No. 116, F. & A. M., and president of the John McCreary Steamer Co.

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