Biography of William C. Breed
Franklin County, NY Biographies





William C. Breed, son of Charles W., was born in Malone June 24, 1871. After graduation at Franklin Academy and Amherst College, he began the study of law in New York, with Edward H. Hobbs, a former Malone man, and in 1898 opened an office in New York on his own account. His progress in the profession was marked. from the beginning, and after a few years his rank was recognized as well toward the fop of the younger practitioners. Latterly he has had great prominence as the legal representative of large trade and industrial interests, both in court procedure and in conference and negotiation with governmental departments at Washington and with Congressional committees concerning legislation and interpretation of anti trust statutes. Mr. Breed is now recognized as one of the ablest and most valued of attorneys concerning these and similar policies, and his opinions always count strongly with the big men with whom he is in frequent association. Appointed chairman of the New York city committee of one hundred to organize and prosecute the big May drive for the hundred million dollar Red Cross fund, Mr. Breed enlisted his workers, planned the methods to be employed, and supervised the campaign so efficiently that the subscriptions were carried to the amazing total of forty two million dollars, or seventeen million dollars in excess of the city's quota. It was a grand piece of work, recognized as one of of the very best made anywhere in the country, and with the credit for success belonging more to Mr. Breed than to any other single man.

From:
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.


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