Andrew J. Sheridan
Businessman / Law Society
This Mayo man changed careers plus lived for a time in Chicago and New York. He was the Editor of the Mayo Man’s Association Diamond Jubilee edition of the 1954 Journal.
Andrew J. Sheridan was born in Bohola, Co. Mayo. His father was Martin Snr, his mother was Jane nee Durkin. Among his siblings was the famous sportsman Martin.
He was educated at Bohola National School, Marist Boy’s School Swinford, Co. Mayo. When he emigrated to the United States he continued his studies at Fordham University Law School where he graduated with a LLB during 1929. He attended New York’s Law school that resulted in graduation with a LL.M in 1931.
Sheridan began his hotel experience at the Waldorf – Astoria, prior to employment at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. He served as Superintendent of Service at the Knickerbocker in New York. He held the same position in the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago from 1909 – 1910. That year he was elected President of Chicago’s Irish American A. C. During 1910 Sheridan became a Stewart & Purchasing Agent at the Ritz – Carlton in New York until 1913 plus with New York’s Vanderbilt Hotel during 1914.
He entered the Civil Service during 1919. He attained 1st place on an eligible list in four open competitive examinations at City of New York. He secured a position on the Faculty of Delahunty Institute of Civil Service for five years.
Andrew Sheridan was admitted to The Bar of the State of New York Appellate Division Second Dept. He was appointed Attaché of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court plus First Judicial District during 1923.
Sheridan was a Member of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, American Irish Historical Society, the Guild of Catholic Lawyers, a Life Member of the Irish Feis Institute, Mayo Man’s Association of New York plus the Catholic Court Attachés Guild.[i]
Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954 Page 145
[i] Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954