Biography of Abram G. Senior
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ABRAM GRIFFITH SENIOR.
Abram Griffith Senior, who has been engaged in the practice of law in Utica for the past nine years in addition to which he is now serving as United States commissioner, was born in Titusville, Dutchess county, New York, on the 2d of September, 1876, his parents being Jeremiah and Mary E. (Grey) Senior.

In the early childhood of Abram Griffith Senior the interests of the father, who was engaged in the wool business, necessitated the family removing south, so that the elementary education of Mr. Senior was acquired in the public schools of Mannington and Sisterville, West Virginia. They later returned to New York, residing in Utica, where Mrs. Senior was born, and Oriskany Falls, and thereafter located in Medway, Massachusetts. The son, Abram Griffith, was entered in Caynga Lake Military Academy at Aurora, New York, in 1897. He had attended this institution for about two years when it became consolidated with the New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-Hudson from which he was graduated in 1899. In the fall of 1899 he matriculated in the New York Law School at New York city, where he remained for one year. During his summer vacation he entered the office of Smith M. Lindsey of this city, as a student and later the office of Dinmore, Sholes & Ferris, remaining and studying in these offices one year. In the spring of 1901 he enrolled in the law department of the University of Michigan, being permitted on taking an examination as to subjects studied at the New York Law School to take advance standing and was awarded the degree of bachelor of law with the class of 1902. After his admission to the bar he took a position as managing clerk with Lewis, Watkins & Titus, but severed this connection in 1903 and became associated with E. D. Lee, under the firm name of Lee & Senior, with offices in the Arcade building. In 1904: this partnership was dissolved and Mr. Senior again became identified with Lewis, Watkins & Titus being admitted as junior partner in April, 1909.

Mr. Senior was married on the 25th of June, 1906, to Miss Nelly Lucine Latimer, a daughter of William E. and Ella L. Latimer of this city, and they became the parents of one son, Latimer Bayard Senior. Mrs. Senior passed away on the 16th of April, 1907.

Mr. Senior is a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, with which he affiliated during his university days. There has been nothing meteoric about the progress of Mr. Senior in his professional career, but it has been the steady permanent advancement of the determined and persevering as well as ambitious man.

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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