Biography of John G. Rice
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Rice, John Garrison, the present sheriff of Orleans county, was a native of Rensselaer county, born November 24, 1848. He was brought up as a farmer, and followed that pursuit both in his native county and Orleans, and in the fall of 1872 was appointed deputy to Sheriff Van Camp. This brought him to the county seat, and for nineteen years following he was a deputy under Sheriffs Van Camp, Parker, Munn, Howard, Searles and Shelby. In the fall of 1892 Mr. Rice was elected sheriff of the county. He is a strong Republican, and a factor in local politics. He is connected with Restoration Lodge, F. & A. M., a member of Orleans Chapter, and also of Albion Lodge No. 58, I. O. O. F.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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