Biography of Burt Van Horn
Erie County, NY Biographies


Van Horn, Burt, Buffalo, was born in the town of Newfane, Niagara county, N. Y., October 31, 1852, a son of Hon. Burt Van Horn, who was member of congress for six years, and a member of the State Legislature for three years, and was for four years collector of internal revenue. Burt Van Horn, the subject of this sketch, received his education in the public schools of Lockport and at Yale College, from which he received the degree of A. B. in the class of 1874. He then entered Columbia Law College of New York, and was admitted to the bar in that city in 1878. immediately beginning the practice of his profession in New York, where he remained for four years, when he returned and purchased the old homestead in Niagara county, a tract of land containing 350 acres that has been in the family for over 115 years, he now having the third deed ever recorded. In 1895, when the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Electric Railway was completed, he was made secretary, treasurer and general manager, which position he now occupies. Mr. Van Horn was married in December, 1881, to Ellen S Hyde of New York, and they had an only son born to them, who died at the age of twelve years. Mr. Van Horn is a member of the Ellicott Club, the Psi Upsilon college fraternity, and the University Club 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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