Biography of Theodore F. Hamilton
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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THEODORE FRANK HAMILTON.

THEODORE FRANK HAMILTON was born in Rochester, N. Y., January 23, 1851, and is a son of Theodore B. and Emily (Welles) Hamilton. His grandfather, Calvin U. Hamilton, was in the early part of the century a resident of Schenectady, and married Lucinda Hastings. His mother was a daughter of Hon. Henry Welles, who was justice of the Supreme Court from 1848 to 1869. Mr. Hamilton was educated in the public and high schools of New York city. His first active business was with the New York Sun, in the capacity of reporter, during which time he wrote his celebrated report on the Fisk murder. He began the study of law with Starr & Hooker of New York city. In preparing for his profession he also took a course in the law department of Columbia College, and after completing this, in 1873. began to practice in Ballston Spa, Saratoga county. Mr. Hamilton remained in Baliston until 1886, when he settled permanently in Saratqga Springs. He was elected district attorney in 1886, as the candidate for the Republican party, and was once re-elected with increased majority.

Mr. Hamilton compiled a manual for grand juries which has had a large sale in the State; and was editor of American Negligence Cases (8 volumes) which have been published and are being issued at the rate of several a year. He is also editor of Hamilton's New York Negligence Cases (classified), published in the fall of 1898, the same being a collection of nearly sixty-five hundred negligence cases classified according to the facts. Mr. flamilton is attorney for the Fitchburg Railroad and counsel for other railroads.

On June 7, 1877, Mr. Hamilton married Kate M. Luther, daughter of J. J. Luther, and they have three daughters; Mary Clement, Margaret Welles and Kathryn, and one son, Macaulay Hamilton, named after Thomas Babington Macaulay, the English historian and essayist.


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