Biography of Adelbert Moot


Moot, Adelbert, Buffalo, son of Charles D. and Mary (Rutherford) Moot, was born in Allen, Allegany county, N. Y., November 22, 1854, and received his education in the district schools and at Nunda Academy and the Geneseo State Normal School. He read law with Hon. D. P. Richardson of Angelica, and Hon. Wilkes Angell of Belmont, N. Y. took his degree of LL. B. from the Albany Law School, and was admitted to the bar November 22, 1876. In 1877 he began active practice in Nunda, N. Y., forming a copartnership with George M. Osgoodby, as Osgoodby & Moot; two years later, in 1879, they removed to Buffalo, where the firm became Osgoodby, Titus & Moot, which continued until 1882, when Mr. Moot withdrew to become a member of the firm of Lewis, Moot & Lewis. This copartnership was dissolved in 1893 and Mr. Moot 5oined the firm of Sprague, Moot, Sprague & Brownell, which was changed in June, 1897, to the present style of Moot, Sprague, Brownell & Marcy. Mr. Moot occupies a commanding place at the Buffalo bar, and is widely recognized as a lawyer of ability and distinction. He is connected with the faculty of the Buffalo Law School and a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, the Buffalo Historical Society. the Society of Natural Sciences, the Liberal and Saturn Clubs, and the Church of Our Father (Unitarian). July 22, 1882, he married Miss Carrie A. Van Ness of Cuba, Allegany county, They have three sons: Richmond D., Welles V. and Seward A.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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