Biography of Gen. Austin Lathrop
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Lathrop, Gen. Austin, superintendent of State prisons, was born in Tioga County, Pa., in 1839. received a common school education at Lawrenceville, Pa., and in 1859 came to Corning. In 1862 the firm of Walker & Lathrop was formed, and an extensive hardware and lumber business was carried on for twenty five years. For nine years he was a member of the Board of Supervisors of Steuben county; in 1882 he was appointed to Governor Cleveland's staff as commissary general of subsistence; was quartermaster general under Hill in 1885; and in 1887 appointed superintendent of State prisons by Governor Hill, which position he has since held, being reappointed in 1893 by Governor Flower.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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