Carolyn McCarthy


Carolyn McCarthy was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on January 5th, 1944 and is the Politician. At the age of 80, Carolyn McCarthy biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1944
United States
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York, United States
80 years old
Zodiac Sign
Nurse, Politician
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Glen Cove Nursing School
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Dennis McCarthy, ​ ​(m. 1967; died 1993)​
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Carolyn McCarthy Life

Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944) is an American nurse and politician who served as the US Representative for New York's 4th congressional district from 1997 to 2015.

She is a Democrat. She declared on January 8, 2014, that she did not run for re-election in November because of her health; she resigned in January 2015 and was joined by fellow Democrat Kathleen Rice.

Early life

Carolyn Cook was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Mineola, a suburban neighborhood on Long Island, about 20 miles outside Manhattan. Her father was a boilermaker, and her mother worked at Woolworth. She was an athlete and wanted to become a physical education coach, but she discovered reading was difficult, and later she was diagnosed with dyslexia. McCarthy decided to work as a licensed Practical Nurse after caring for a boyfriend who was injured in a car accident. She married and her family lived in Mineola later.

Dennis Ferguson, her husband, was killed, and her son, Kevin, was seriously injured on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train in Garden City, on December 7, 1993, as 35-year-old Colin Ferguson opened fire on passengers. Ferguson killed six people and injured 19 others. McCarthy responded to the shooting by launching a movement for more stringent gun control, which eventually propelled her to Congress in 1996 on the Democratic ticket. She defeated freshman Republican Dan Frisa by a wide margin. She was played by actress Laurie Metcalf in the 1998 television film The Long Island Incident, which portrayed these events.

Personal life

McCarthy revealed on June 3, 2013 that she has a treatable form of lung cancer. McCarthy, a 40-year smoker, had been suing more than 70 firms alleging that she had acquired lung cancer from asbestos, according to a tweeter on November 8, 2013. With asbestos, her father and brother, whose clothes she washed, worked with asbestos. Joe Nocera, a New York Times columnist, denied McCarthy's assertion that she was part of a growing trend of cigarette users suing firms that once used asbestos, citing her almost lifelong "pack-a-day" habit as proof of her knowingly taking a bogus lawsuit and participating in a widespread "asbestos scam."