Biography of Jay B. Kessler
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Jay B. Kessler. - One of the most prominent of the younger attorneys of the North Country is Jay B. Kessler, who is established in practice at Oswego, with offices at 217 West First Street. He was born at Fulton, N. Y., March 10, 1902, the son of James H. and Bessie B. (Barker) Kessler.

James H. Kessler was born March 9, 1876, in Mexico, N. Y., and his wife was born in Fulton, N. Y. They are well known residents of Mexico, N. Y., where Mr. Kessler is engaged in the retail grocery and meat business. He is a Republican and has held the office of mayor for a number of years. He is an elder of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Grange. Mr. and Mrs. Kessler are the parents of five children: 1. Betty Elizabeth Lyman, lives at Gary, Ind. 2. Ida Magioudis, lives at Gary. 3. J. B., the subject of this sketch. 4. James H., Jr., who is principal of the high school at Theresa. 5. Mary G. Bisbo, lives at Mexico, N. Y.

Jay B. Kessler obtained his early education in the public and high schools of Mexico, and in 1920 was graduated from St. John's Military Academy, at Ossining, N. Y. He then entered Hobart College, at Geneva, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1924. Mr. Kessler received the degree of LL. B. at Albany Law School in 1927, and during his law work at Albany he was identified with the offices of Attorney General Albert Ottinger for three years. In 1927 Mr. Kessler located at Oswego in association with Avery Wright, but since July, 1930, he has engaged in private practice. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

In August, 1930, Mr. Kessler was united in marriage with Miss Cherie Irwin, of Oswego, the daughter of Dr. A. W. and Stella P. (Emmett) Irwin. The former was born in England and died in October, 1929. His widow, a native of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, lives at Oswego. Mrs. Kessler is a graduate of Wells College, class of 1924, and was a teacher before her marriage.

Mr. Kessler is a Republican, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and belongs to the Rotary Club, Fortnightly Club, Oswego Country Club, Mad River Club, and Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and his wife holds membership in the Episcopal Church.

Mr. Kessler is a trustee of the Oswego Home for the Homeless.

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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