Biography of Frank D. Pierce


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Pierce, Frank D., is the son of De Forest and Mariette Pierce, and is of Scotch-Irish origin. His father's people were from Vermont, and this genealogy shows that some of them were with Stark and the Green Mountain Boys in the war of the Revolution. His grandfather (on his mother's side), Samuel Shelley, took part in the battle of Sacket Harbor. Mr. Pierce's boyhood days were spent in Dexter, N.Y., and there in early life he was taught the lessons of frugality and perseverance that have been a help to him through life. His age prevented him enlisting in the army during the Rebellion, but he was full of patriotism and it was with a great many regrets that he was turned away from the recruiting station as too young. In politics Mr. Pierce has always been a Republican, casting his first presidential vote for Grant on his second term. Mr. Pierce was elected several times town clerk of the town of Brownville, and in the years 1882-83 and 1884 was elected supervisor of the town, being the youngest man ever elected from that town for that responsible position, as well as the youngest man on the board His family consists of a wife, two sons and three daughters. In October, 1893, he was elected president of the Lincoln League, a Republican organization made up largely of the young men of the county. As an indication of Mr. Pierce's popularity, it may be remarked that when he received the nomination for county clerk, it was without a dissenting voice, and he was elected by a majority of about 2,000. He has filled this position with much honor to himself and with universal satisfaction to his constituents. He is a gentleman of even temperament and possesses a genial disposition and a kindness of heart which have made him one of the most popular and best known residents of Jefferson county.

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