Biography of Erastus F. Babcock
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Babcock, Erastus F., a son of the late Albert F. Babcock, was born in Chemung County in 1855. Albert F. Babcock was, like his son, a lawyer, and also a prominent merchant; he was many years superintendent of the Chemung Canal and filled various. positions of trust and responsibility. He died in 1881 at the age of sixty eight years. Erastus F. Babcock was educated at the Delaware (N. Y.) Literary Institute, studied law with Thurston & Hart, of Elmira, and at the early age of twenty two years was admitted to the bar. He was corporation attorney of Elmira village; was twice city attorney; was for one term district attorney; and in 1884 was Democratic candidate for county judge. In the spring of 1885 Mr. Cleveland appointed him postmaster of Elmira which office he held four years. Mr. Babcock is ap able lawyer, a forcible speaker, and a writer of more than ordinary ability. He has one son, John F., who is a graduate of Yale College, class of '85, and is also a member of the Elmira Bar.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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