Biography of William T. Lum
Madison County, NY Biographies





Lum, William Tappan, M.D., p. o. Bridgeport, was born at Montpelier, Vt., August 15, 1869. His father was the late well known and talented writer on economics and kindred topics, Daniel Dyer Lum, who was also noted for his political activity, having been several years national secretary of the Greenback party and in 1876 the candidate of that party for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Dr. Lum's boyhood was spent chiefly at Northampton, Mass., until in 1879, when he received an appointment as page in the National House of Representatives, in which capacity he remained two years. Later he engaged in newspaper work, beginning as office boy for the Northampton Herald; then to Brooklyn and New York. being at various times compositor, job printer and proof reader. During his leisure hours he took up the study of dentistry and made considerable strides toward efficiency in that profession in the metropolis. In 1892 he became associated with Dr. C. S. Roberts of Syracuse, and about the same time began a course of study in the Syracuse College of Medicine, graduating from that institution with honors three years later. and beginning practice at Bridgeport. Dr. Lum is a member of Madison County Medical Society; of the Central New York Medical Society and others. He admits a special predilection for operative surgery, in which branch he has already attained a considerable degree of local fame. Personally the doctor is a delightful companion, while professionally his skill is widely recognized. He enjoys a large practice. June 16, 1897. he married Grace M. Sweeting of Cicero, N. Y., daughter of Lewis Sweeting. a retired farmer, and they have one son. Donald Dyer Lum, born September 15, 1898.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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