Biography of Edward B. Youmans
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Youmans, Edward B., attorney at law, was born at Otego, Otsego County, N. Y., May 15, 1836. He was educated at the Delaware (N. Y.) Institute and the Delhi (N.Y.) Academy. He began the study of law at Delhi in 1862, and was about twenty five years of age when admitted to the bar. He was associated with his brother in the practice of law at Delhi until 1867, when he removed to his native place and passed the succeeding five years. In 1872 he removed to Elmira, where he has since practiced his profession. He is prominent in Democratic politics and one of the foremost; workers in educational affairs. On the 15th of July, 1885, he received the appointment of chief clerk of the Treasury Department at Washington, which office he held until his resignation April 1, 1889. Mr. Youmans then returned to Elmira (February, 1890) and resumed his practice as the head of the firm of Youmans, Moss & Knipp. Mr. Youmans was married in Elmira on the 25th of February, 1868, to a daughter of the late Dr. D. A. Towner, and has three children, one son and two daughters. The family are communicants of the Episcopal Church and Mr. Youmans is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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