Biography of Harvey W. Steele
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Steele, Harvey W., is a native of Jefferson county and a son of Lafayette and Lois (Nash) Steele. He was educated in the district school and Hungerford Collegiate Institute, where he was a teacher for five years. In the spring of 1883 he entered the law office of Judge A. H. Sawyer, and was admitted to practice in 1886. In 1886 he was the Democratic candidate for district attorney, and in the fall of 1892 was elected alderman of the Third ward of the city of Watertown, N. Y. and served one term. He was elected supervisor of the Third ward in 1895, and was re elected to that office in 1897. Mr. Steele was for many years secretary of the Democratic County Committee, has been president of the Jeffersonian Club, and is a director of the V. M. C. A. He is now practicing his profession at Watertown.

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