Biography of John Boyden Muzzy


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Muzzy, John Boyden, was born in the town of Adams, Jefferson county, N. Y., January 4, 1870. a son of Joseph B. Muzzy, a farmer of that town. John B. was educated in the common schools of his native town and at Union Academy (Belleville). He taught school for one year and in the fall of 1891 entered the law department of the University of Michigan, when he returned home and taught one year, then entered the office of Elon R. Brown, with whom he studied until admitted to the bar February 7, 1896. He remained with Mr. Brown as managing clerk, until December 1, 1896, when he then engaged in practice alone. In the fall of 1896 Mr. Muzzy was elected justice of the peace, which position he resigned April 1, 1897, to take the office of deputy county clerk. He is a member of the 89th Sep. Co., N. Y. S. N. G., and of the Lincoln League.

Our County and it's people
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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