Biography of Edward C. Van Duzer
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Van Duzer, Edward C., M.A., of the law firm of Turner & Van Duzer, was born in this county January 1, 1844. His father was James M. Van Duzer. His mother's maiden name was Turner, and she was descended from the Pilgrim Turners of the Mayflower. The Van Duzers came from Holland, and the great grandfather of Edward was a captain in the Revolutionary war. Edward C. was educated at Alfred University in 1865 and graduated from Union College in Schenectady in 1867, the latter institution having conferred upon him the degrees of A.B. and A.M. He studied law under his uncle, James L. Woods, and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He soon after became a member of the hrw of Turner, Dexter & Van Duzer, and since the retirement of Judge Dexter has been associated with Robert T. Turner. Mr. Van Duzer has served three terms in the office of city attorney, 1873, 1883, and 1884. He married, in Elmira in 1873, Harriet, daughter of the late Henry S. Brooks, and has three children.

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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