Biography of Edward S. Lansing
Jefferson County, NY Biographies





Edward S. Lansing. - As vice president of the Bagley & Sewall Company, Mr. Lansing is outstanding among the representative and highly successful young business men of Watertown. He was born in this city, July 18, 1895, the son of Stuart D. and Carrie (Bagley) Lansing.

Stuart D. Lansing was a prominent citizen of Watertown, where he was president of the Bagley & Sewall Company. He was born at Watertown, N. Y., the son of Dr. Edward S. and Mary (Sherman) Lansing. The latter were natives of New York and are buried in Watertown. Their son, Stuart D., was educated in this city and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his business career with the Bagley & Sewall Company, and at the time of his death, Sept. 4, 1927, was president, having been elected to that office in 1915, at the death of George A. Bagley. Mr. Lansing was a Republican, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and belonged to Black River Valley Club, and Jefferson County Golf Club. He had been president of the Jefferson County National Bank, and at the time of his death was chairman of the board of directors. To Stuart D. and Carrie (Bagley) Lansing were born four children: 1. Edward S., the subject of this sketch. 2. Sabine, married Lt. Edwin G. Fullinwider, U. S. Navy, San Diego, Calif. 3. Stuart D., Jr., deceased. 4. A. Ten Eyck, attends Choate School, Wallingford, Conn.

Edward S. Lansing attended the public schools of Watertown, and Morristown (N. Y.) School. He was graduated from Philips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1914, and from Yale University in 1917. He enlisted for service during the World War, and served as captain of Company M, 311th Infantry, 78th Division. He saw active service in France with this outfit and attended the Army Line School at Langres, France, and the General Staff College. After his discharge in June, 1919, Mr. Lansing returned to Watertown and became identified with the Bagley & Sewall Company as assistant to the president. He has been vice president since 1927. He is also a director of the Jefferson County National Bank.

Mr. Lansing is a Republican in politics and is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He has the following club affiliations: St. Anthony's Club; Delta Psi fraternity; Black River Valley Club; Jefferson County Golf Club; Crescent Yacht Club; Royal Canadian Yacht Club; Yale Club of New York; Kiwanis Club, past president; American Legion, past commander; Veterans of Foreign Wars; B. P. O. Elks, No. 496; and Chamber of Commerce. He is a trustee of the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown.

In 1917 Mr. Lansing was united in marriage with Miss Sara George, the daughter of Nathan F. and Flora (Downs) George, the former a native of Theresa, N. Y., and the latter of Danbury, Conn. Both are deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Lansing have been born four children: Jane Stuart, Stuart Douglas, Catherine, and Ann Flower.

From:

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


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