Biography of Philip Sherwood Smith


Smith, Philip Sherwood, Buffalo, was born in that city, November 22, 1863. He is the only son of Hon. James M. Smith of Buffalo (for ancestry see sketch of Judge Smith), and Margaret L. Smith. He received his education at the Heathcote School in Buffalo and after graduation therefrom, being prevented by illness from entering college, he completed his studies under private instruction. He commenced the study of law in the office of Marshall, Clinton & Wilson, of this city, Mr. Wilson being his brother-in-law. After admission to the bar in 1887 he remained with the firm until the death of Mr. Wilson, when the firm was dissolved. He then associated himself with Charles R. Wilson of Buffalo in the practice of law, under the firm name of Wilson & Smith, the firm doing a general law business. Mr. Smith married, in 1890, Mary L. Cushing, daughter of Thomas W. Cushing, a merchant of Buffalo, and they have one son, James M. Smith, jr., born in 1891. Mr. Smith devotes his leisure time to literary pursuits and pleasures and has a very large and valuable library, containing numerous treasures in the way of rare autographs, documents and early printed books. He is a member of the Episcopal church, attends St. Paul's church; Buffalo, and takes an active part in church matters. He jS a member of various scientific and literary societies, among others being a Fellow of the American Geographical Society and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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