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Biography of Thomas James McCrory, M. D.
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Dr. Thomas James McCrory is one of the younger physicians of Racine, having engaged in practice here for only a decade. He was born in Fond du Lac. Wisconsin, on the 30th of December, 1878, and is a son of Thomas and Bridget McCrory, the former also a native of Fond du Lac, while the latter was born at Chilton, ‘Wisconsin. The paternal grandfather, John McCrory, was a native of Ireland and during the pioneer epoch in the development of Wisconsin became a resident of this state after which he turned his attention to farming. His son, Thomas McCrory, was engaged in the machinery business and also dealt in musical instruments.
Alter completing his education in the public and high schools of Racine, Dr. McCrory entered the Northwestern University at Evanston as a medical student and was there graduated with the class of 1905. He has since taken post graduate work at the Chicago Hospital, of Chicago, and in the Provident Hospital, of Chicago. Later he was at Waukesha. Wisconsin, with the Waukesha Springs Sanitarium for nine months and in 1906 he came to Racine where for the past decade he has engaged in general practice. He carefully analyzes and considers his cases, is never hasty in reaching a conclusion and the soundness of his opinions are borne out in his successful practice. He is medical examiner for the Prudential Insurance Company and alternate examiner for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Dr. McCrory is a member of the Knights of Columbus, which draws its support from the adherents of the Catholic faith, he being a member of St. Rose Catholic church. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and with the Moose, while in politics he maintains an independent course, keeping, however, well informed upon the lead questions and issues of the day.
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