Hugh Vincent Foley, M. D.
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

HUGH VINCENT FOLEY, M. D.—Some physicians prefer to engage in general practice only, while others choose a special branch of medical or surgical science and follow that to the exclusion of any other. Dr. Foley, who is well known as a practicing physician in the city of Troy, New York, maintains a general practice, but has devoted special study to the subject of obstetrics, by virtue of which he is a member of the staff of St. Joseph's Maternity Hospital in this city.

Hugh Vincent Foley, a son of John and Mary (Traver) Foley, was born at Watervliet, New York, April 4, 1888. His father had been engaged in business prior to his death. The mother is also deceased. Hugh Vincent Foley began his education at St. Patrick's School in his native place, which was later continued at La Salle Institute, this city. The problem of determining his future course in life was decided in favor of the medical profession, and, accordingly, he entered Albany Medical College to prepare for his life's work. In 1913 he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and for one year thereafter served as interne at the Troy Hospital. The year of his leaving there was the beginning of a successful career as a physician, and his connection with St. Joseph's Hospital followed a little later. Dr. Foley is now (1923) district physician in the Department of Health in Troy.

Dr. Foley is affiliated with the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Society, and Rensselaer County Medical Society. In religious faith he is a Roman Catholic, being a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, also of St. Joseph's Holy Name Society, and of the Lyceum.

Dr. Foley married, October 24, 191 7, Mary C. Jordan, of this city, daughter of Aidan M. and Beatrice (Flood) Jordan, of Troy, New York. They are the parents of two boys: Hugh Vincent, Jr., and Joseph.

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