Suffolk University Oral History Project
Oral history interview with Jack McCarthy

Oral history interview with Jack McCarthy

John J. McCarthy, Suffolk University
Julia Howington, Suffolk University


In this interview, John J. “Jack” McCarthy, a 1949 graduate of Suffolk University reflects upon his experiences during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a naval quartermaster and his undergraduate days at Suffolk University as part of the first wave of soldiers returning to college from WWII. McCarthy also discusses his life after graduation, including his insurance career and his involvement with the founding of Suffolk’s Alumni Association and starting the WWII Memorial Scholarship Fund. His interview concludes with remarks on the changes to Boston since he was an undergraduate.