Biography of Herman S. Lary
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Lary, Herman S., Buffalo, son of John and Margaret (Fox) Lary, was born near Amsterdam, Montgomery county, N. Y., July 13, 1851. His father, a native of Ireland, came to America when a boy, and was highly respected in the community where lie resided. Mr. Lary spent his early life on the farm, attending the district schools until he was about seventeen years of age. He then began teaching, but at the close of his first term entered upon a course of study at the Fort Edward Institute, from which he was graduated. From the fall of 1871 to the spring of 1874 he was principal of the district school in Gloversville, N. Y., resigning to complete his studies. He first took up the study of medicine, but soon decided to adopt the law as a profession, and on completing his literary course entered the law office of the late Milton J. Warner in Waverly, N. Y. In 1880 he was graduated from the Albany Law School and admitted to the bar of New York, and immediately afterward began a successful general practice in Albany, where he remained about eight years. While there he was corporation council of East Albany. now the city of Rensselaer, for three successive terms. In the fall of 1889 he went west, as far as Spokane Falls, and spent the winter in Denver, being admitted to the bar of Colorado. Returning to New York State in the spring of 1890 Mr. Lary settled in Buffalo, where he has since resided, engaged in the general practice of his profession. From 1892 to 1894 he was associated with William E. Kisselburgh, jr., afterward deputy attorney-general at Albany, under the firm name of Lary & Kisselburgh. Mr. Lary has been an active Republican, an able and successful lawyer, and a man of enterprise and public spirit. He was married June 25, 1878, to Maria M. Clary, of Amsterdam, N. Y.


Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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