Biography of John T. Buckley
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Among the younger members of the bar of Oneida county none has shown greater zeal and determination to win substantial recognition than John T. Buckley, of Utica. He has engaged in practice only three years, but in that time has become well established in his profession and by his pleasing manner and acknowledged ability and worth has attracted many friends. He is of Irish descent and was born at Utica October 26, 1886. His father, John Buckley, was born in the town of Macroom, County Cork, Ireland. He emigrated to the United States in his boyhood and made his home in Utica where he became quite prosperous as a horseshoer. The mother's maiden name was Margaret A. Buckley, although not of the same family as her husband. She was born at Utica, married here and still makes this city her home.

John T. Buckley, the eldest of four children, attended Assumption Academy and was graduated from that institution in 1902. In 1905 he entered the law office of Judge M. H. Sexton, continuing there until the fall when he matriculated in the law school of Georgetown University, at Georgetown, D. C. After pursuing the regular course he was graduated in 1908 with the degree of LL. B. In July of the same year he was admitted to practice in the state of New York and at once opened an office in the Arcade building at Utica.

Mr. Buckley is well grounded in law, having possessed excellent advantages of training under thoroughly competent instructors, and as he is an eloquent, clear and logical speaker, he never fails to hold the attention of court or jury and has won a number of difficult cases. He is a member of the Oneida County Bar Association and also of the Emmet Literary Society and the Inter Class Association of Assumption Academy. In religious belief he has from his earliest recollection been identified with the Catholic faith and is a member of St John's church. He has taken an active interest in various societies connected with the church and is a member of Utica Council No. 189, K. C., and Division No. 6, A. O. H., being also county president of the latter organization. He also belongs to Utica Lodge, No. 33, B. P. O. E., and to the Seneca Club. His political affiliation is indicated by membership in the Republican Club, and at present, in the fall of 1911, he is the candidate of his party for the office of city judge.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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