Biography of Allen D. Scott

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Scott, Allen D. (deceased), was born in Springville, Erie county, January 15, 1831, and his boyhood was spent on his father's farm. During his boyhood he attended the district school during the winter months; he also was a student at the Springvifle Academy for several years, and completed his education at a school in Lima, N. Y, After leaving school he began the study of law with the Hon. Chester Howe, completing his studies, however, with Hon. Nelson Cobb. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court in the year 1857. He began the practice of his profession at Ellicottville, then the county seat of Cattaraugus county. He was soon thereafter appointed surrogate of the county of Cattaraugus. In 1861 he became a member of the firm of Rice & Scott, which for many years was the leading firm of the county, doing a large and successful business. In 1869 he was nominated for State senator and was elected by a large majority. In 1875 he was elected judge of the county, and re-elected in 1881, serving two terms. After the expiration of his term of office as judge, he continued the practice of his profession at Ellicottville, where he remained until 1892, when he removed to the city of Buffalo, and soon thereafter associated himself with the well known firm of Sprague, Morey, Sprague & Brownell in Buffalo. After severing his relations with that firm he opened an office in Buffalo and continued the practice of his profession down to the time of his death, which occurred on the 7th day of March, 1897.



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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