McCall, John Augustine
- Edward L. Lach, Jr.
McCall, John Augustine (02 March 1849–18 February 1906), insurance executive, was born in Albany, New York, the son of John A. McCall, a politician, and Katherine MacCormack. After receiving his early education in the Albany public schools, he entered the Commercial College (a business school), from which he graduated in 1865. His father, a local ward leader for the Democratic party, then obtained a bookkeeping position for his son at the Albany assorting house for state currency. McCall left this position in 1867 for a similar one with the local office of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1870 he married Mary I. Horan of Albany, with whom he was to have seven children, and in the same year took the job of clerk in the actuarial branch of the New York State Department of Insurance. In 1872 McCall assumed control of the statistical work within the department and in November was appointed examiner of companies....