Biography of Orlin J. Colburn


Colburn, Orlin J., Colden, was born in Concord, N.Y., May 6, 1856. He was educated in the public schools and entered the Union Business College at Cleveland, Ohio, but owing to sickness was unable to finish. He began the study of law with Hon. A. C. Calkins of Hamburg, and in a short time entered the office of Hon. D. J. Wilcox, of Springville, where he finished his course of study. He was admitted to the bar in 1890 and has had a successful practice in the village of Colden since then. He is a Democrat and a hard worker for his party, took the stump for William J. Bryan in fall of 1896. He has served his town as supervisor for the years 1892, 1893 and 1894. and succeeded in reducing the tax rate in Colden to the lowest in many years. Mr. Colburn is a member of Livingston Lodge No. 255, F. & A. M. In 1879 he married Mary E., daughter of Otis C. Morton, and they have one daughter, Viroqua M., who is now thirteen yeats of age.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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