Biography of the Hon. Anthony J. Boland


Boland, Hon. Anthony J., Buffalo, is the son of Anthony Boland, a native of Ireland, born in 1828, who came to this country at about the age of twenty-two and followed the lakes for many years, becoming a captain in 1865. The father was afterward connected with various distilling enterprises, and was a staunch Democrat. He died October 3, 1896; his wife survives him as do also three sons and five daughters. Anthony J. Boland was born in Bufalo, November 1, 1866, obtained his education at St. Bridget's Parochial School, public school No. 4, and Bryant & Stratton's and Johnson's Business Colleges and began active life as a messenger for the Erie Railroad at $15 per month. In 1883 he became clerk in the elevator office of the Connecting Terminal Railroad and rose to the post of assistant superintendent; in 1895 he accepted his present position as cashier and private secretary to James Kennedy. He is a firm Democrat and though never aspiring to office yet he was prevailed upon to accept the nomination for assemblyman for the First Assembly district in 1897 and was elected by a plurality of about 1,620 or 1,500 more than that district had previously given its candidates. He is a popular member of the C. M. B. A. and resides with his mother and sisters at No. 434 Elk street. He has always lived in the old First ward 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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