Biography of Ganson Depew


Depew, Ganson, Buffalo, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., March 6, 1866. His father, William B. Depew, came here from Peekskill in 1864 and has since been connected with railroad enterprises. Mr. Depew attended the public schools of his native city, and in 1884 was graduated from the Buffalo High School as president of his class and class orator. He then began the study of law in the office of Green, McMillan & Gluck, with whom and whose successors he has since remained, being admitted to the bar in Buffalo in 1887, and becoming a member of the firm in 1890, under the present name of McMillan, Gluck, Pooley & Depew. This is one of the strongest and oldest law firms in Western New York. Its members are all distinguished lawyers and enjoy a high place at the bar. Mr. Depew. though a young man, has won honor as an advocate and distinction as a public spirited, enterprising citizen. He is a cousin of John G-anson and a nephew of Chauncey M. Depew, president of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company. In 1892 and again in 1895 he was elected a director of the Buffalo Library, receiving on each occasion the highest vote of any of the candidates, and in December, 1897, was appointed by Mayor Jewett a trustee of the Grosvenor Library. He is a member of the Buffalo, Liberal, Saturn, and Country Clubs, the Sons of the American Revolution, and St. Paul's Episcopal church, and is a Royal Arch Mason, holding membership in Ancient Landmarks Lodge No. 441, F. & A. M., and Adytum Chapter No. 285, R. A. M. November 15, 1894, he married Miss Grace E., daughter of Frank H. Goodyear of Buffalo, and they have one son, Ganson Goodyear Depew.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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