Richard D. McCann was New York City born and raised in the Borough of the Bronx, and received his B.A. Degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y.
After a 37-year career in the Insurance Property and Casualty business in New York, he commenced Graduate Studies in American History at the American Military.
He is the author of Bishop John J. Hughes, His Church and the Coming of Age of New York’s Catholic Irish and Hughes: Lion of American Catholicism. He has also authored a book of poetry entitled: The Fading Light
He is both father and grandfather, and resides in Dingle, Ireland with his wife of 37 years, Aine.