Biography of The Hon. Bartlett B. Grippin
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

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Grippin, Hon. Bartlett B., was born in the town of Wilton, Saratoga county, N. Y., July 9, 1839, a son of Leman A. and Olive (Carpenter) Grippin. His grandfather, Esick Grippin, came to Saratoga county from Columbia county and the family have been in America for many generations. Mr. Grippin remained on his father's farm until twenty-one years of age when he set out to educate himself. He attended successively Wilton Academy, North Granville Academy, Fort Edward Institute and Rutland College, graduating from the latter school at the head of his class in 1863. His business has been that of lumberman and farmer. He has always taken an active part in public affairs and was supervisor of the town of Wilton in 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1884, 1886, 1889, 1893, 1896 and 1897, being chairman of the board in 1884 and again in 1886. He was elected member of assembly in 1885, 1887 and 1888, and was instrumental in establishing the armory at Saratoga, a paid fire department and sewer bills for the village. In the fall of 1897 he was elected county treasurer, assuming the duties on January 1, 1898. He is a staunch Republican and stands high in the esteem of his party.


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