Biography of George H. Mead
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Mead, George H., son of John and Mary (Canfield) Mead, was born in Troy, June 12, 1852. His father, a native of Ireland, came to America in 1837 and setttled in Troy, where he followed the business of carpenter and builder, and died in New York city in 1854. Mr. Mead wads educated in the Troy public schools and Christian Brothers Academy, and for twenty years followed the trade of cigarmaker, being for ten years foreman for William A. Lent & Co. In 1887 he opened his present restaurant on the corner of River and Federal streets, in partnership with John McLoughlin, to whose interest he succeeded two and one half years ago. In 1895 he admitted Edward A. Crough, under the firm name of Mead & Crough. Mr. Mead has long been the Democratic leader in the First ward, which he has represented in the Common Council continuously since 1882. He was four times elected president of that body. He was vice president of the National League of Democratic Clubs of the State of New York from 1888 to 1892, has served as delegate to numerous county, district and State conventions, and has been president of the Wine, Liquor and Beer Dealers' Association of Troy since 1891, was for three terms a member of the State executive board and is now vice president of the State organization. He is prominently connected with several local organizations, is an exempt fireman and has been president of several cigarmakers' unions in this State and elsewhere. In 1881 he married Miss Elizabeth Daignauldt of Troy.

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


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