Biography of Thomas B. Judge
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Thomas B. Judge, who is popular as the successful manager of Hotel Pontiac, Oswego, is a native of New York. He was born at Saratoga Springs, Nov. 29, 1898, the son of Michael and Ellen M. (Roach) Judge.

Michael Judge was born in Ireland, and his wife was born at Whitehall, Washington County, N. Y. At the age of 14 years Mr. Judge came to the United States and settled at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., where he successfully conducted a restaurant business for more than half a century. It was known as Judge & Christie's Oyster House and had a wide and popular patronage. Mr. Judge retired in 1920 and died at Saratoga Springs, April 11, 1931. He is buried there. He was always a Democrat. To Mr. and Mrs. Judge were born seven children, as follows. 1. Catherine Whipple, lives at Amsterdam, N. Y. 2. Edward, who died in 1918. 3. Helen, who died in 1923. 4. Alice Mooney, lives at Albany, N. Y. 5. Harry, who died in 1914. 6. James J., lives at Saratoga Springs. 7. Thomas B., the subject of this sketch.

Thomas B. Judge grew up at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and throughout his business career he has been interested in hotel work. He began as a steward in the Worden Hotel at Saratoga Springs, later was at the Homestead Hotel, at Hot Springs, Va., and subsequently was located at Palm Beach, Fla. In 1921 he went to the Commodore Hotel in New York City as banquet steward. The following year he was appointed manager of Hotel Regent, New York City, and in 1923 went to Troy, N. Y., as assistant manager of the Rensselaer Hotel. When the American Hotels Corporation was established in 1924 Mr. Judge became manager of the Rensselaer. In 1926 he came to Oswego as manager of the Hotel Pontiac. He was president of the Hotel Greeters Association of America in 1930 and is now vice president of the New York State Hotel Association.

On Feb. 16, 1924, Mr. Judge was united in marriage with Miss Florence Lynaugh, of Gloversville, N. Y., the daughter of John and Delia (Horan) Lynaugh, who are residents of Rome, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Judge have been born three children: 1. Jacquelin A, born Dec. 22, 1925. 2. Constance A., born Dec. 5, 1926. 3. Thomas B., Jr., born July 27, 1930.

Mr. Judge is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, of Oswego, and holds membership in the Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, City Club, Fortnightly Club, Chamber of Commerce, Oswego Country Club, Oswego Yacht Club, and Pleasant Point Club. He is an enthusiastic golfer and yachtsman and lover of the outdoor life.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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