LAMBERT K. PEECOOK, Jr. - One of the well and widely known members of the vast legal fraternity of The Bronx
is Lambert K. Peecook, Jr., who has achieved an enviable reputation as a legal practitioner of proved ability,
high efficiency and wide experience. As a member of the highly reputable firm of Greiner, Peecook & Buck, he
has achieved a distinct and unqualified success, and he stands today as one of the prominent and influential men
in the juridical circles of the metropolitan area. In his partnership with the above mentioned firm, which has
secured its excellent repute through a practice accompanied with most creditable methods, Mr. Peecook has shared
as a counsel in many important real estate, corporation and estate matters since his admission to the New York
State bar, and personally he is highly cosidered for his legal gifts, both by the bar associations and by the general
public. Alert and energetic in all matters which pertain to civic and public progress, efficient as an instructor
in the late World War, Mr. Peecook is a loyal and dependable ally in all projects for community advancement. He
is a son of Lambert K. Peecook, Sr., who was born on February 14, 1864, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania,
settling in The Bronx, where he became one of the most active citizens, and was for a long time the president of
the Taxpayers' and Community associations of Woodlawn Heights. At the present time he has charge of the New York
"Evening Journal" Harlem office, at One Hundred and Thirty fifth Street. Lambert K. Peecook, Sr., married
Ida Amelia Faust, who was born on January 18, 1873, in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania.
Lambert K. Peecook, Jr., was born on August 4, 1891, in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, and at the
age of four years removed with his parents to New York City. He attended the local grammar schools, and was graduated
from Public School No. 32, The Bronx, in February, 1904. Upon his graduation from Townsend Harris Hall, he attended
New York City College up to 1912, following which he spent two years in the Law School of New York University,
and one year in the New York Law School whence he was graduated in June, 1915. Admitted to the bar of the State
of New York in December, 1916, he was first associated with the firm of Butcher, Tanner & Foster, with whom
he remained until 1917. From 1919 to 1924 he was identified with the Title Guarantee and Trust Company of New York
City, and his present (1924) partnership is that of Greiner, Peecook & Buck, with offices at No. 364 East One
Hundred and Forty ninth Street, The Bronx.
From September, 1917, to April, 1918, Mr. Peecook was associated with the Young Men's Christian Association in
World War service as Educational Secretary with the 306th Infantry. In April, 1918, he enlisted in the United States
Army and was assigned to the Camp Insurance Office at Camp Upton, New York. The new insurance office was organized
by him and he was also engaged as camp instructor, finally receiving his commission as second lieutenant of the
Adjutant General's Department.
Fraternally, Mr. Peecook is a life member of Hopewell Lodge, No. 596, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he is
a Past Master; New York University Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity; Sojourners' Club; Reserve Officers' Association;
the Inter-Fraternities Club and the Masonic Club. His recreations consist of bowling and all out of door sports,
and while an undergraduate he was active in chess, track and football organizations. He is also a member of The
Bronx Bar Association, and the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers' and Community associations. He is an active member of
the Woodlawn Heights Presbyterian Church, of which he is a liberal supporter. He also contributes freely of his
means toward the maintenance of many local charities and benevolences.
Lambert K. Peecook, Jr., was married on October 21, 1918, to Marion I. Greenlees, a daughter of William and Isabelle
(Lawrence) Greenlees, residents of Woodlawn Heights, New York City. Lambert K. and Marion I. (Greenlees) Peecook
are the parents of two children: 1. Marion Ruth Peecook, born on October 8, 1920. a William Lambert Peecook, born
on May 4, 1924. The family residence is maintained at No. 429 East Two Hundred and Thirty eighth Street, The Bronx,
New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Peecook are prominent in the social circles of their community, as well as in religious
and civic welfare circles. They are always to be found lending their valued assistance to any worthy movement which
has as its design the advancement or betterment of The Bronx, its environs, its people, is conditions and its institutions.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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