Biography of Oliver Prescott, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Prescott, Oliver, jr., son of Oliver and Helen A. (Howland) Prescott, was born in New Bedford, July 30, 1868, and is descended on both sides from old Puritan stock, and in a direct line from John Prescott, who came from England and settled near the present site of Lancaster, Mass. His father, born in Westford, Mass., came to New Bedford to practice law in 1830, and for many years was judge of the Probate Court and also judge of the Police Court, being one of the leading members of the Bristol bar, and prominent in legal circles throughout that section of the State. Oliver Prescott, jr., attended the Friends' Academy in New Bedford, and in the fall of 1885 entered Harvard University, from which he was graduated with degree of A. B. in 1889, in the same year entering Harvard Law School, where he gained recognition for scholarship and was graduated with honors with the degrees of A.M. and LL. B. He was admitted to the Bristol bar in May, 1892, and in the fall of that year entered the office of Crapo, Clifford & Clifford, of which firm he became a partner in 1894 Mr. Prescott represented Ward 5 in the Council two years, 1894-95, serving as president of that body in the latter year. He married, December 31, 1895, Helen M., daughter of Herbert P. and Lydia L. Bryant of New Bedford, and they have one son, Oliver Prescott. In June, 1897, he removed his residence to the neighboring town of Dartmouth and since that time has been a resident of that old town.

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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