Biography of Dr. John Boardman


Boardman, John, M. D., Buffalo.-For almost half a century Dr. Boardman has been known and honored in the city of Buffalo, where, since 1853, he has pursued his profession as physician and surgeon. He was born in Watertown, June 4, 1828; passing through the schools of that city, he prepared for college at Lee, Mass., under the training of Prof. Alexander Hyde. He entered Williams College, was graduated in 1849, and coming to Buffalo at the conclusion of his college course, he entered the office of Dr. Frank H. Hamilton, where he was a private student with Gen. Albert J. Myer, well known as "Old Probabilities." After taking two courses of medicine at the Buffalo University and two courses at the University of Pennsylvania, he began his life work as a physician and surgeon. He received the appointment of physician to the Buffalo Orphan Asylum in 1855, and that of surgeon to the Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, a position he which he resigned in 1873. He was demonstrator of anatomy from 1854 to 1856, delegate to the New York State Medical Society in 1855-58, elected permanent member in 1862; appointed by Governor Cleveland a manager of the Buffalo State Hospital in 1883, elected president of the Erie County Medical Society in 1868, was for a time consulting surgeon to Buffalo General Hospital. in 1862 Dr. Boardman was married to Frances S., daughter of Dr. Abraham Miller, of New Orleans, who formerly practiced in this city. Mrs. Boardman died in 1867. Dr. Boardman is a member of the Kappa Alpha Society, was knighted in Lake Erie Commandery and was afterward one of the charter members of Hugh De Payne Commandery, and is a member of the Mystic Shrine.

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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