Biography of William H. Orcutt


Orcutt, William H., Buffalo, was born at Boston, Mass., November 15, 1847, where he had the benefit of a thorough training in the public schools of his native city and the neighboting city of Cambridge. Educated under the very eaves of America's greatest university, it was quite natural that he should enter Harvard College, where he took rank with the best scholars in his class, graduating eighth in a class ol 108. This high standing made him eligible for a membership in the Phi Beta Kappa society. After completing his classical course Mr. Orcutt entered the Law School of the university, and at the end of two sears received the degree of LL.B. In 1875 he was admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, and. at once began to practice for himself in Boston, where he was engaged in the duties of his profession continuously until 1882, when he was appointed by Governor Long judge of the District Court in the county of Middlesex. This position he held until 1889, when he resigned his office and removed to Buffalo and became a member of the law firm of Roberts, Alexander, Musser & Orcutt, one of the largest legal firms in Western New York. In June, 1889, he was married to Leafie Sloan of Buffalo.

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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