Biography of Dr. John Magee
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Magee, John, M. D., son of James P. and Mary (Bradley) Magee, was born August 10, 1855, in Athol. Warren county, N. Y., where he attended the common schools. In 1877 he entered the University of Vermont where he remained for one term, and in 1878 entered the medical department of the same university and took one course there in 1879, began the study of medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., graduating with the degree of M. D., in 1881. He then commenced active practice in Lansingburgh. Dr. Magee was graduated from the New York Post Graduate Medical School in 1887. He was elected president of the village of Lansingburgh in March, 1895, and still holds that office. He was, upto 1894, health officer of the village for eight consecutive years resigning to go abroad. He was school trustee from 1893 to 1896, when he declined reelection because of the pressure of professional business. Dr. Magee has a large stock farm at Chestertown, N. Y., where he keeps a number of fine horses of the Wilkes and Electioneer blood. November 12, 1882, he married Addie S., daughter of Abram and Maria Wilcox of Chestertown, and they have two sons; Clarence Ashley and John Abram.

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


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