Biography of Virgil K. Kellogg


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Kellogg, Virgil K., district attorney of Jefferson county, was born in the town of Rutland, March 17, 185S, a son of Sylvester Kellogg (born January 21, 180S, at Martinsburg. N Y., and moved to Rutland in 1822). Mr. Kellogg attended the country district schools, Watertown High School and Adams Collegiate Institute; he entered upon the study of law June 27, 1879. iii the office of Levi H. Brown, and was admitted to the bar in October, 1882, at Rochester. In November, 1884, he moved to Carthage and formed a business connection with Hon. A. E. Kilby. January 1, 1893, he opened an office in Watertown. In 1892 he was elected districtattorney by a plurality of 2,678 votes over John Conboy, Democrat. He has been unusually successful in his position as district-attorney, being one of three who have procured convictions in murder trials during the hundred years of the county's corporate existence. He is well grounded in the law, is a close student, and has underpinned his legal learning with a good classical education.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898