ALEXANDER C. SUTHERLAND, superintendent of the poor for Orange County, was born at Central Valley, N. Y., June
9, 1855. His education was obtained in the public school of that place, supplemented by a short course in the Mount
Vernon Institute, New York City. Mr. Sutherland spent his early days on his father's farm and has since made farming
his occupation. He has held the office of superintendent of the poor since January 1, 1896, and has during that
time inaugurated many important improvements in the county's establishment. Previous to his election to that office
he resided for a number of years on his farm near Turners, and for years was president of the Board of Education
of that village, and also served as town assessor.
Socially he is affiliated with Standard Lodge No. 711, F. & A. M., of Monroe, of which he is past master; Midland
Chapter, R. A. M., of Middletown; Cyprus Commandery No. 67, K. T.; Mecca Temple, Mystic Shrine of New York, and
the Consistory. He has passed all chairs in Knights of Pythias Lodge, and is a member of the Goshen Club and the
Old Orchard Club of Midd4etown.
He was joined in marriage on January 17, 1883, with Miss Elizabeth Cooper, of Central Valley, and their family
consists of four children living: Harriet C., Martha C., Clara E. and Annie M.
Mr. Sutherland is one of the representative men of Orange County and makes an efficient and thorough county officer.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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