Biography of James H. Glavin
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Glavin, James H., was born in Waterford, N. Y., December 16, 1862, educated in the public schools, and began his business life as a grocer's clerk. In 1884 he began the grocery business for himself in his present location, corner of Broad and Third streets, and by square dealing and integrity has increased his clerical force from one to six clerks with supernumeraries at extra busy times. In 1893 he was elected town clerk, re-elected in 1894 and 1896, the last two terms being two years each. - In 1898 he was elected supervisor by a majority of 115 in the strongest Republican township in the county. Mr. Glavin's father, Patrick Glavin, was born at Rock City, County Cork, Ireland, and came to the United States with his parents when a boy, locating at Waterford. He married Mary McCarthy, and they had six children, two died in infancy, and the others are Thomas H., James H., Anna M., and Mary E., who died at the age of twenty-three years. Mr. Glavin died in 1873 and his widow in 1895.


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