Biography of Jay Bassett
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BASSETT, Jay, general agent The Provident Life and Trust Co. of Philadelphia, Pa.; born, Novi, Oakland County, Mich., Jan. 21, 1848; son of John and Ervilla (Coomer) Bassett; graduate State Normal School, Ypsilanti, Mich., June, 1873; married at Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 23, 1876, Mary A. Baker. Taught school two years after leaving normal school; studied law in Detroit for three years, was admitted to the bar and practiced until 1885; entered life insurance business and became general agent of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston, June, 1887, continuing for ten years; became general agent of The Provident Life and Trust Co. of Philadelphia, Oct., 1899, and six months later formed partnership with N. Reese, as Bassett & Reese, the firm since acting as general agents of the Provident Life and Trust Co. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Member Detroit Life Underwriters' Association. Democrat. Universalist. Mason, Knight Templar. Recreations: farming and forestry. Office: 1218 Ford Bldg. Residence: 96 Canfield Ave. W.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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