Biography of Eugene W. Harrington

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Harrington, Eugene W., Buffalo, eldest son of Andrew B. and Adelle M. (Perkins) Harrington, was born in Bethany, Genesee county, N. Y., May 30, 1866. Ezekiel Harrington, his great.grandfather, removed from Swanza, N. H., with two brothers, and settled in Chenango county, N. Y., in the early part of this century; thence Daniel Harrington, son of Ezekiel, came to the Holland Purchase among the earlier settlers, locating on a farm in the town of Bethany about 1830. Andrew B. Harrington, son of Daniel and father of Eugene W., was born in Bethany in 1837 and now resides in Alexander, Genesee county. As a Republican he has long been prominent in local politics, and as a citizen is highly respected and esteemed. In 1862 he enlisted in the 24th N. Y. Cav., and served through the war in Burnside's Corps, Army of the Potomac. He is a member of Upton Post, G. A. R. of Batavia. Eugene W. Harrington was educated at the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary and Attica Union School, and for several years was engaged in teaching. Learning telegraphy he was the agent for the D. L. & W. railroad at Alden, Erie county, from 1885 to 1890, and in the latter year came to Buffalo as cashier for the United States Express Company. He devoted all his leisure to the study of law, registering as a student in the offce of Swift, Weaver & Marcus, graduating from the Buffalo Law School in May, 1893, and being admitted to the bar June 18, 1896. Since the latter year he has been engaged in the successful practice of his profession. He has also been deeply interested in the study of finance and municipal government, and has written a number of noteworthy articles on these and kindred questions for the local press and other journals. Mr. Harrington is a 32d degree Mason, helding membership in both the York and Scottish Rite bodies, including Lake Erie Commandery, No. 20, K. T. He is a prominent and active Republican, a member of the Buffalo Republican League, formerly a member of its executive committee, and a member of the Independent Club. He has already taken conspicuous rank in his profession, and as a citizen has won the respect and confidence of all who know him. June 25, 1885, he married Clara A. Losee, daughter of Richard R. Losee, of Darien, Genesee county, and they have one son, Richard Losee Harrington.


Source:
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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