Alger, Arthur Martineau, is a son of Rev. William H. and Anne Langdon (Lodge) Alger, and a direct descendant
of Thomas Alger, who settled in Taunton about 1665. He was born in Boston, September 23, 1854: received his early
education in the Boston Latin School, and was graduated from the Boston University Law School in the class of 1876.
He was admitted to the Suffolk bar in June of that year, and immediately located for practice in Taunton. He was
city solicitor of Taunton from 1885 to 1889 inclusive; alderman in 1885; mayor in 1890; clerk of the First District
Court of Bristol from 1879 to 1893. In the latter year he became registrar of probate and insolvency for the county
of Bristol, and now holds that office. He has contributed articles to the American Law Review and the Harvard Law
Review, and is also the author of "A Treatise on the Law in Relation to Promoters and the Promotion of Corporations."
April 22, 1882, Mr. Alger married Lelia C., daughter of George B. and Elizabeth S. Sanders, of Taunton, who died
October 24, 1895, leaving two daughters: Mary Lodge and Anne Langdon.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
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