Biography of Stanton S. Trowbridge
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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Trowbridge, Stanton S., son of' the late Dr. W. R. Trowbridge, was born in Watertown, December 10, 1854. In 1874 he entered the law office of Hon. Levi H. Brown as a student, and was admitted to the bar in 1877, remaining with Dr. Brown for twelve years. During the past twenty years he has been an active political worker and has represented his ward on the Board of Supervisors for two terms; in 1883 he was the first to defeat C. A. Holden, who had held the office several years; he served faithfully, irrespective of party and was re-elected in 1884. Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the Democratic committee for several years, was its secretary in 1883 and its chairman in 1884; in 1891 he was appointed a member of the Board of Excise by Mayor Porter arid held that office three years. He has been an active member of the Order of Odd Fellows and has represented that order at its Grand Lodge; he was a charter member of the first lodge of Foresters in Watertown, and was the first high counselor of the State in that order; he became a member of the order of Red Men and also served four years in Company C, and 39th Separate Company, from which he received an honorable discharge. He has assisted in organizing and conducting several charitable and religious orders in Watertown and has served as a trustee in the Trinity Workingmen's Club and the Free Church of the Redeemer, since their organization. In 1877 Mr. Trowbridge married Helen G. Utley, daughter of A. M. Utley of Watertown, and granddaughter of Peter Van Buren of Gouverneur. They have one daughter, Ethel Brown Trowbridge, born July 21, 1878.

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