Biography of Charles Cooke Lester
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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CHARLES COOKE LESTER.

CHARLES COOKE LESTER, of the law firm of C. S. & C. C. Lester, was born June 27, 1850, a son of Hon. Charles S. and Lucy L. (Cooke) Lester. He was educated at Union College, from which he took the A. B. degree in 1870, the youngest member of his class. He read law in his father's office; was admitted as an attorney in 1873, and at this time entered into the partnership with his father, which has since continued. This firm has probably the largest general practice in Saratoga county and numbers among its clients the owners or representatives of many large estates.

In 1894, Charles C. Lester was elected a delegate to the Constitutional Convention for this Senatorial District, and took a prominent part in its proceedings. Mr. Lester has been one of the trustees of the Albany Law School for a number of years, and for four years an alumni trustee of Union College. He has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since about the time of its organization.

He married, in 1874, Catharine Perrin, daughter of Rev. Lavalette Perrin, D.D., of Torrington, Conn., who died in 1886. In 1889 he married Mary Lane Tuck, a Virginian by birth and daughter of George O. and Sarah F. (Strachan) Tuck. Of this union are two sons: Charles Tuck and Bernadotte Perrin.


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