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Abigail McCarthy

Born: Apr 16, 1915

Death: Feb 1, 2001

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Abigail McCarthy

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1915
Date of Death : Feb 1, 2001
Birth Place : United States of America

Abigail Quigley McCarthy was an American academic and writer, best known as the wife of politician and presidential contender Eugene McCarthy. She predeceased her estranged husband by almost five years. They met as teachers in Mandan, North Dakota, and were wed on June 5, 1945, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their first home was in Watkins, Minnesota, at an agriculture commune formed by Catholic couples. In later years, following their separation, they lived separately; however, they never divorced. She had an apartment in Washington, D.C. on Connecticut Avenue, which is where she died in 2001, aged 85.


  • Writer


  • Eugene McCarthy


  • Mary Abigail McCarthy
  • Eleanor McCarthy Howell
  • Christopher Joseph McCarthy
  • Michael Benet McCarthy
  • Margaret Alice McCarthy Brown
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