Arthur A. Dorr, who is district manager for the Union Central Life Insurance Company, with offices in the Woolworth
Building, is well known in insurance circles in Watertown. He was born at Clayton, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1885, the son
of Peter and Harriett Jeannetta (Deans) Don.
Peter Dorr was born at Clayton and his wife was a native of Alexandria, Jefferson County. He attended Bellville
Academy and Fulton Seminary, and until his retirement in 1911 successfully engaged in general farming and stoclutising,
being the owner of a farm of 332 acres. Mr. Dorr now lives retired at Clayton. He is a Republican and an active
member of the Methodist Church of Clayton. His wife died in February, 1926. To Mr. and Mrs. Dorr were born six
children: Lowa M., lives at Brooklyn, N. Y.; Emma E., lives at New York City; Roy; Florence, deceased; Arthur A.,
the subject of this sketch; and Charles, deceased.
After his graduation from Clayton High School Arthur A. Corr went to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was identified with
the engineering department of the Westinghouse Electric Company. From 1909 until 1912 he was connected with the
Western Electric Company, and in the latter year returned to Jefferson County to take over the management of his
father's farm near Clayton. In 1919 he became manager of the tractor and farm implement department of B. M. James
Company. Mr. Dorr began his career in the insurance business in December, 1922, as an agent for the Equitable Life
Assurance Society, with whom he was identified until January, 1929. He has since been located in Watertown in charge
of the Northern territory of the Union Central Life Insurance Company.
In 1913 Mr. Dorr was united in marriage with Miss Bertha George, the daughter of James George, who lives retired
at Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Dorr is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to Clayton Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 296,
and New York State Archaeological Society.
In 1926 Mr. Dorr served as president of the Northern New York Association of Life Underwriters. He is now secretary
and treasurer of that organization.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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