Biography of Andrew J. Robertson
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Robertson, Andrew J., of the law firm of Robertson, Smith & Bull, is a native of Delaware County and a son of John L. Robertson, now a farmer and ranch owner in Wyoming. He was born March 30, 1851, and was educated at the Andes (N. Y.) Academy, the Delhi Academy, and at Cornell University. After a limited term teaching in the Delhi Academy he began the study of law and was admitted to the bar in September, 1876. In March, 1877, he located in Elmira, spent a few months with E. B. Youmaus, and in January, 1880, formed a copartnership with Judge G. L. Smith. This firm continued for eight years, and was then changed by the admission of Mr. Bull. There were some other changes in 1890 the present style was adopted. Mr. Robertson is an able lawyer and also possesses excellent literary taste and ability. He was the poet of his class at Cornell University and at one of its annual festivities was the poet of the Zeta Phi fraternity, a famous literary association of Delhi. He is now a regular contributor to the Young Men's Journal. His wife is a daughter of La Rue P. Thompson, now of Whitney's Point, N. Y. Dix W. Smith, born in Tioga County, Pa., March 1, 1854, was graduated fr.m Michigan University in the class '75 as LL.B. He read law 'with Smith, Robertson & Fassett and was admitted in 1816. He is the author of "Smith on Chattel Mortgages," a text book and digest published in 1889. John Bull, jr., born in Tompkins County, N. Y., September 25, 1863, was graduated from Cornell in the class of '85 and from Columbia Law School as LL.B. in the class of '87. He was admitted to practice in November, 1887.

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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