One of the most scholarly and talented members of the Utica bar is Frederick J. De La Fleur, who has
been engaged in practice here for the past thirteen years, during which period he has most efficiently filled a
number of government appointments. Mr. De La Fleur was born in Carthage, New York, on the 20th of June, 1870, and
is a son of Joseph and Margaret E. (Van Slyke) De La Fleur.
In the acquirement of his education Frederick J. De La Fleur attended the Adams Collegiate Institute and Hamilton
College, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts. He subsequently attended
McGill University at Montreal for special work in French. After the completion of his education Mr. De La Fleur
went to Plattsburg, New York, where he filled the position of principal of the high school for two years. From
here he went to Adams, New York, and accepted a position as Latin instructor in Adams Collegiate Institute, and
remained for three years. In 1898 he was admitted to the bar and immediately thereafter established an office in
Utica, and has ever since engaged in practice here. From February, 1901, to February, 1908, he was local examiner
for the State Civil Service commission, while from the 6th of October, 1902, to the 30th of January, 1908, he was
commissioner of the United States district court for the northern district of New York. He is now and has been
since the 31st of January, 1908, referee in bankrupted for Oneida and Herkimer counties of the northern district
of New York.
At Port Leyden, New York, in July, 1896, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. De La Fleur and Miss Augusta M. Williams.
To them have been born the following children: Alice M., who died in 1900; Frederick J. Jr., and Grace M.
Both Mr. and Mrs. De La Fleur hold membership in the Congregational church, and fraternally he is identified with
the Masonic order. An ardent republican the political support of Mr. De La Fleur is accorded the candidates of
that body, whose principles he deems best adapted to subserve the interests of the majority. Fine scholarly attainments,
keen powers of discrimination, the recognition and ready application of a legal principal, sustained by a well
poised mind and extensive and fluent command of English unite in making of Mr. De La Fleur a formidable opponent
in argument and a power in the court room. Doubtless to this much of his success can be attributed, although his
capable method of handling cases, the decision of which rested very largely upon some abstruse or subtle point,
has won him recognition as one of the able representatives of his profession in the city.
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
Oneida County, NY
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