Biography of Fred B. Pitcher


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Pitcher, Fred B., traces his ancestors through a long line to England. His father, Seymour H. Pitcher, was born in Lewis county, N. Y., and is still living. Fred B. was born in Adams, N. Y., April 29, 1867; he was educated in the common schools of his native village and after graduating from the Adams Collegiate Institute, pursued a complete course of studies in the Cornell University, from which he was gradu ated in the class of 1888, receiving the degree of B. S. Having determined to locate in the city of Watertown, he entered the office of exJudge J. C. McCartin and was admitted to the bar in 1890; he continued in the office of Judge McCartin for the following two years, and at the death of the judge assumed his business which he conducted until the spring of 1897, when he formed a copartnership with Charles H. Walts, ex-county judge of Jefferson county, which partnership still continues. Mr. Pitcher is not only a prominent member of the bar, but is also an active politician, being an enthusiastic Republican. He is also prominent in fraternal societies, being a member and officer in the various local Masonic bodies. He was for five years a member of the 39th Separate Company, N. G. N. Y. and is chairman of the Republican county committee and corporation counsel of the city of Watertown.

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