Biography of George B. Harrison
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Harrison, George B., was born in Troy, N. Y., December 14, 1865. His father, George Harrison, was born in London, England, in 1823 and came to this country in 1844 and resided in New York city for two years. He came to Troy in 1846 and, in 1850 went into the manufacture of malleable iron castings with William Knight, under the firm name of Knight & Harrison. In 1865 the firm was suc ceeded by that of Harrison & Kellogg, and in 1884 became the Troy Malleable Iron Company, Mr. Harrison retiring from the business in 1882. He died January 10, 1888. George Harrison married Susanuah Taylor of Troy. They had one son, William, who lived to the age of twenty one; he was married and left a daughter. On the death of his first wife George Harrison subsequently married Miss Margaret A. Van Woert of Athens, N. Y.; of that union three children are living, of whom George B. is the eldest and manager of the estate. Mrs. Harrison is still living. Mr. and Mrs Harrison were members of the First Baptist church of Troy. In politics he was a Republican. George B. Harrison, the subject of this sketch, attended the public schools, after which he entered the Troy Academy, graduating in 1882, and Williams College, graduating in 1886. He took a two year course in the Albany Law School, graduating in 1892. He studied law with William Shaw and was admitted to the bar in May, 1892. He now devotes his time to the management of the estate of George Harrison. He is a member of the Pafraets Dael Club, of which he is the treasurer, also a member of the East Side and Laureate Boat Clubs and Troy Citizens' Corps.

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


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