Biography of Albert M. Card
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ALBERT MILLER CARD, SHARON: Attorney at Law.

Mr. Card has been engaged in active legal practice since 1866, with offices at Sharon and on Nassau street, in New York city. He was born in Ancram, Columbia county, N. Y., July 21, 1845, and is related to the Hon. Theodore Miller of Columbia county, a judge of the New York court of appeals. He removed to Sharon when quite young and was educated at Sharon high school, Amenia seminary, and at Eastman's college at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., graduating from the two latter. In 1861, he enlisted for the war, and soon thereafter was injured in a Harlem railroad accident while going from Sharon to Amenia, and was obliged to walk on crutches for nine years. In 1865, he married Miss Mary L Morey, an intelligent and refined lady of English origin, a descendant of the Livingston, Lewis, Ryder, and Northrop families, who assisted in settling Columbia and Dutchess counties, N. Y., and especially the Hudson River valley. They have one son, Clayton M. Card, now twenty two years of age, and all are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Card was United States District revenue assessor under President Johnson, with headquarters at Poughkeepsie, a school commissioner of Dutchess county, N. Y., ran for assembly from Dutchess county against Hon. A. A. Brush, now warden of Sing Sing prison. He was elected a delegate to the general M. E. Conference of 1888, and with ex Governor Lounsbury constituted the only two lay delegates to that conference from the state of Connecticut. As a member of the general assembly of 1886 he championed them child's labor and other labor bills, and assisted materially in the legislation that resulted in their becoming laws. He is a justice of the peace, commissioner of the superior court of Connecticut, a director and trustee in the Sharon Water Company, president of the fire district of Sharon, is serving his second term as probate judge of the district of Sharon, and is now a member of the general assembly, Speaker Page having appointed him one of the three minority democratic members of the house on the canvass of votes for governor and other state officers. He is a member of Hamilton Lodge of F. and A. M., belongs to the Harlem Democratic club, the Sagamore club, the Tammany Society of Columbian Order of New York city, and is a member of the N. Y. state Bar Association. He is a democrat, and has always taken an active part in politics, speaking for McClellan in the campaign of 1864, and in each successive campaign for the democratic nominees down to and including President Cleveland in the last campaign of 1888 ; and his portrait and biographical sketch appear in the book entitled "The Leading Orators of Twenty five Presidential Campaigns," written by Wm. Roberts and published by Strouse & Co. of New York, in 1884.

Mr. Card possesses an intelligent comprehension of legislative duties, has filled all offices with fidelity, integrity, ability, and honor, and in a manner satisfactory to his constituents. He makes a valuable member of the general assembly, is a thoroughly useful citizen, and commands the respect and esteem of all who know him

From:
Illustrated Popular Biography
Of Connecticut
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891


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