Biography of Walter Clifford
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Clifford, Walter, of the law firm of Crapo, Clifford & Clifford of New Bedford, was born in that city August 11, 1849, a son of John H. and Sarah P. (Allen) Clifford. He obtained his preliminary education in private schools and the Friends Academy, New Bedford. He prepared for Harvard in the Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., and was graduated A. B. with the class of 1871. In the following year he entered Harvard Law School and was graduated LL B. in the class of 1875. While keeping his connection with Harvard Law School he was for one year a student in the office of Staples & Goulding at Worcester, Mass., and while there was admitted to the bar (June, 1874). The next year he became a law clerk in the office of Marston & Crapo of New Bedford and continued this connection until 1878, since which time he has been connected as partner with the law firm of Crapo, Clifford & Clifford. Mr. Clifford served as mayor of New Bedford in 1889-1890. He has been connected with various business institutions as director and has served for several years as vicepresident of the New Bedford Five Cents Savings Bank. He is a member of the Somerset and Union Clubs of Boston. Mr. Clifford was married in New Bedford, June 5, 1878, to Harriet Perry, daughter of Charles G. and Sarah (Perry) Randall. Four children have been born to them: John H., Rosamond, Hilda and Randall Clifford.

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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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