Joseph McManus traces his Irish roots to County Donegal as far back as the Irish famine. He is a lifelong resident of New York City and has lived in the Bronx since 1976. Joseph McManus attended Herbert Lehman College and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Lehman College he was named to the Dean’s List and awarded the Patrick V. Peppe Award from the Political Science Department. Mr. McManus worked with Enterprise Association Steamfitters Local 638 for 50 years and is past President of Division 3 Ancient Order of Hibernians in the Bronx. In 2013, he was the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Bronx, and in 2011, he was recognized by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with a Citation of Merit for his longstanding commitment to making the Bronx a better place to live. Mr. McManus is an active member of his parish St. Lucy’s in the Bronx where he served as Finance Committee Chairman, an R.C.I.A., Catechist, and Church Trustee. Mr. Joseph McManus has served fifteen years with Troop 164 Boy Scouts as assistant Scoutmaster and Webelos Den Leader coach in Pack 18. During his spare time, Joseph McManus enjoys gardening and is an avid birdwatcher.
He is married to Deborah for 47 years and they are the proud parents of three children, Joseph, Michael, and Christine, and two grandchildren Ryan, and Aiden.