Biography of Clarence N. Flack
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Flack, Clarence N., was born in Lansingburgh, and educated in the public schools and Lansingburgh Academy. He completed his education in 1871, and was connected with his father in the wholesale flour and commission business; in 1894 he sold his interest in that business. He is president of the Troy Waste Manufacturing Co., and is director of the Manufacturers' National Bank of Troy, of the Troy City Railway, of the Albany Railway, and, is also director of the People's Bank of Lansingburgh. February 28, 1894, he was appointed single head police commissioner of Lansingburgh by the Board of Trustees; took the oath of office March 4, 1884, and was reelected a year later. The office is without salary. He is a member and trustee of the M. E. church. Mr. Flack's father, David H., was born in Washington county, September 19, 1818. He came to Lansingburgh in 1841, and in 1845 he married Sarah, daughter of Doctor Simon Newcomb of Pittstown. Of this marriage seven children were born, four of whom survive: Clarence N., Mrs. N. E. Russell, Mrs. Henry Graham, and Mrs. William M. Brundage. Mr. Flack died December 23, 1892, and his widow survives at this date, 1896.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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