Biography of Willmot E. Knapp
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Knapp, Wilmot E., a brilliant young lawyer of Elmira, was born near Troy, Pa., November 16, 1857. He resided in the village of Wellsburg, N. Y., from 1859 to 1880, and there received a common school education. Previous to his commencing the study of law he taught school for five years. It was in April, 1880, in the office of Smith & Robertson, of Elmira, that he commenced to pore over the pages of Blackstone. He completed the third year of his studies with Dix W. Smith and remained with him until the spring of 1886, when he began to practice alone. As a student Wilmot E. Knapp was most ambitious and dutiful and for many months, day after day, he drove from Wellsburg to Elmira and back again at night after his day's work. He was admitted to practice in the spring of 1883, from which time almost without exception he has tried and argued his cases without assistance in the higher courts of the State, both criminal and civil, and his opponents have been the most brilliant lights of the Chemung County Bar. Socially Mr. Knapp is one of the most pleasant and genial gentleman and this no doubt accounts for his strong popularity and host of friends. He is an interesting as well as an entertaining conversationalist, being well read in the leading literary works of the day, especially Shakespeare, which he has mastered thoroughly. He is a Republican in politics and a forcible public speaker.

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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