FRANKLIN C. VITT was born in New York city, May 1853. In 1865, his parents moved to Stapleton, where he completed
his education at the public school.
In 1869, he secured a position with a law firm in New York, and his energy and natural ability soon raised him
to the position of managing clerk, a position he held until the dissolution of the firm in 1876.
He was one of the promoters and founders of the famous Middletown Boys in White," a Democratic club which
has been a conspicuous feature in every Democratic campaign since its organization.
Mr. Vitt entered politics when quite a young man, and has always wielded a considerable influence in the councils
of his, (the Democratic) party, and has often been elected to county and congressional conventions.
In 1853, he was elected justice to fill a vacancy, and in 1885 and again in 1889 and 1893, was reelected for full
In December 1890, Mr. Vitt was appointed clerk of the board of supervisors, a position which he still holds, and
the duties of which office he has performed with such promptness, accuracy and fidelity, as to earn for him the
reputation of being the best clerk the board of supervisors ever had.
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.
Richmond County, NY
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