Biography of Frederick E. Austin
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Austin, Frederick Ellsworth, was born in Taunton, Mass., August 6, 1865, a son of James and Sarah A. (Godfrey) Austin. His early education was obtained in the Taunton public schools; he fitted himself for Harvard, but on account of ill health was obliged to leave after having been there one year. In 1890 he entered the law office of Charles A. Reed and continued his studies so that in October, 1S92, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice for himself in Taunton, where he still continues to practice. He was in the City Council 1889 and 1890, and for five years was chairman of the Republican city committee; he was also a representative to the Legislature in 1893 and 1894. November 12, 1896, Mr. Austin married Hattie Winslow, daughter of Charles L. and Ella M. (Ashley) Johnson of Taunton.

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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