Biography of Frederick O. Bissell


Bissell, Frederick O., is one of the younger members of the Erie county bar, but is one of Buffalo's prominent attorneys. He was born in Aurora, Ill., September 19, 1868. He prepared for college at the public schools of Detroit and Dayton, O., and graduated from the High School at the latter place in 1887, when he was valedictorian of his class. He entered Cornell University in the fall of 1887, and received the degree of A. B. in 1891, his graduating thesis on "Jeremy Bentham as a Law Reformer" receiving an honorable mention for excellence. After a clerkship spent in the law offices of McMillan, Gluck, Pooley & Depew, prominent railroad and corporation attorneys of Buffalo, he returned to Cornell University and graduated from the law department in 1893, with the degree of LL. B. His thesis for graduation written at this time, and entitled "Codification in the State of New York," was one of three prize theses. He immediately began practice in Buffalo, where he has since been engaged with marked success. In political belief, Mr. Bissell is a Republican, though he has never taken a very active part in politics. He is a member of the Republican League, Cornell Alumni Association, Buffalo Orpheus and the University Club. He was married in June, 1896, to Nellie, daughter of John H. Smith of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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