Biography of George L. Lewis
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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Lewis, George L., was born in the town of Greenfield, October 1, 1862. His father. George V. R. Lewis. was a native of the same town and the family were early settlers of Connecticut. Lyman Lewis, father of George V. R., married Edna, daughter of George Young, and the family were early settlers and largest land owners of Middle Grove. George V. R. Lewis married Sallie M., daughter of Levi and Betsey Weed, and through life was identified in the lumber business. George L. was educated in Ballston Spa, and read law with Theodore F. Hamilton, also with L'Amoreaux, Dake & Whalen, and was admitted to the bar January 24, 1884, at the age of twenty-one. In 1887 he married Ella, daughter of Thomas and Mary Kirby. Mr. Lewis is one of the progressive men of his town. In 1886 he was elected collector of Milton; in 1890 appointed collector of canal statistics at Waterford, N. Y.; in 1892 appointed law clerk to the board of railroad commissioners of the State of New York; in 1895 elected police justice of Milton; in 1893 and 1894 was chairman of the Saratoga County Democratic committee; in 1896 was elected member of the Democratic State committee of the Twenty-eighth Senatorial district.


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