Biography of Harry D. Clinton
Broome County, NY Biographies





HARRY DAVIS CLINTON - In every undertaking of his busy life Mr. Clinton has achieved success, and this can be attributed to those qualities in his character, of patience and perseverance being intelligently directed. Mr. Clinton was born November 7, 1880, in Harford Mills, New York, son of Austin William and Alice (Davis) Clinton. His father was a prominent banker for many years and has the distinction of being a graduate of the first class at Cornell College.

Mr. Clinton attended the public schools and prepared for college at Wyoming Seminary. He then matriculated at his father's alma mater, and soon afterwards engaged in business with his father, as a manufacturer of spools. He is now following this occupation with success at Johnson City, and, with the exception of years given to military service, has known no other employment, Mr. Clinton served in the Boer War for two years, and was the first man to enlist in the American army during the World War from Whitney Point; he was commissioned lieutenant. He is a member of the Dobson Club, of Binghamton, New York, and of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Clinton married, June 15, 1907, at Whitney Point, Elizabeth Tyler Newcomb, a sketch of whom follows. The children of this marriage are: Austin William, born August 15, 1908; Harry Davis, Jr., born June 16, 1910; Willis Newcomb, born May 11, 1914.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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