Biography of Luke Usher
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Usher, Luke, Potsdam, was born in Herkimer county, April 22, 1830, a son of Bloomfield Usher, a manufacturer of Herkimer. Luke was the youngest of nine children, and was educated at Little Falls Academy. His first position was as civil engineer on the enlargement of the Erie canal. In 1851 he came to Potsdnm where he became the cashier of the old Frontier Bank and continued as such until in 1866, when that institution was succeeded by the National Bank of Potsdam, and he became its cashier. January, 1890, he was elected president by the board of directors, a position which he now holds. During all this time he has been prominent in forming the policy of the bank and in the general management of its business. He is a manufacturer as well as a banker, being the head of the Potsdam Lumber Company, located at Hewittville, in connection with which he owns large interests in the forest lands of the Adirondacks. He married in 1856, Hannah E. Small of Little Falls, and they have three children: Frank L., superintendent of the lumber company; Mrs. N. R., wife of Lieut. N. R. Usher of the U. S. N.; and Miss Susan S. Usher.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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