Biography of Fred D. Stanley
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Stanley, Fred Dunmore, lawyer, was born in Leicester, Addison county, Vt., October 16, 1863, and is the son of Albert E. Stanley and Ada MacCannon, his wife; a grandson of Silas Stanley, a distiller and later a mechanic of Leicester, Vt.; and a great grandson of Jonathan P. Stanley. His mother is of Scotch descent. Albert E. Stanley has been town clerk and treasurer of Leicester for nearly forty years, and still holds those positions. He has also served in both branches of the State Legislature, has long been prominent in the settlement of estates, and has lectured throughout New England on liberal, patriotic, and other subjects. His wife has achieved distinction as a writer of both prose and poetry, having been a frequent contributor to the leading magazines and periodicals of the country. She was honored in the volume entitled "Green Mountain Poems" by receiving the first place. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stanley possess literary qualifications of a high order. Fred D. Stanley was educated in the public schools of Brandon, Vt. At the age of eighteen he went west and was engaged in the lumber business in Minnesota from 1882 to 1889, after which he spent one year in the South. Returning east he began his legal studies in the Harvard Law School, and in 1892 came to New Bedford as a student in the law office of Crapo, Clifford & ClifforcL He was admitted to the bar January 18, 1893, and since then has been actively engaged in the general practice of his profession in New Bedford. Mr. Stanley was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature three times, serving in the sessions of 1895, 1896, and 1897. He was a member of the committee on railroads in 1895 and in 1896 and 1897 served as its chairman. In 1896 he was a member of the committee on State House. In politics he is a staunch Republican. He is a Knight Templar Mason and also a member of Mount Sinai Temple, N. O. M. S., of Montpelier, Vt. January 15, 1896. he married Isabelle H., daughter of Jaireh B. Gifford of Acushnet New Bedford, and they have one daughter, Ruth.

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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