Biography of George N. Orcutt
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Orcutt, George N., was born in the town of Troy, Orleans county, Vt., July 13, 1856. The family for many generations both in the paternal and maternal lines were natives of New England. His father, Dr. Hiram C. Orcutt, who died at Hornellsville, October 25, 1884, was a type and product of the early New England civilization. Success attended him in all his relations in life, a success due to his energy, self reliance and Yankee shrewdness, aided by a rigid morality and a mode of life that reflected in simplicity the teachings of his Quakeress mother. Mr. Oreutt's mother, born Helen M. George, has contributed prose and verse to magazines, some of which have been deemed worthy of preservation in published collections. Mr. Orcutt attended the Franciscan College at Allegany, N. Y., and from 1873 to 1877, was a student in the classical course at the University of Michigan, from which he graduated in the latter year, receiving the degree of B. A. He was one of the eight honor graduates in a class of seventy seven, one of the speakers at the commencement exercises, and the historian of his class. fie studied law with Horace Bemis at Hornellsville, attended the Columbia College Law School in New York, and was admitted to the bar in June, 1879. He was immediately received in equal partnership with Mr. Bemis which continued until the latter's death. In politics Mr. Orcutt is a Democrat, earnest and active in maintaining the principles of his party. He was married in June, 1882, to Fannie Pardee, of Hornellsville. Their children are Helen R. Orcutt and Russell P. Orcutt.

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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