Biography of John T. Greenleaf
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JOHN T. GREENLEAF, founder and active manager of the institution known throughout the state as Glenmary Home, was born in Owego January 26, 1847, and was the son of John M. Greenleaf, one of the old and substantial merchants of the county seat half a century and more ago. Dr. Greenleaf was educated in the Owego academy, after which he read medicine under the direction of Dr. Lovejoy. He then attended lectures in the New York Homeopathic medical college and was graduated and admitted to practice on March 2, 1867. He began professional life at Candor but after six months removed to the county seat and became a resident physician. In the latter part of 1888 Dr. Greenleaf conceived the idea of establishing a home for insane persons which should be conducted on purely homeopathic principles, and in association with Dr. E. E. Snyder and Daniel Johnson he founded the institution over which he now has supervision, and which is recognized by all of the authorities controlling the insane of the state. In addition to his duties at the home, Dr. Greenleaf has an earnest interest in all which pertains to the welfare of Owego and the county at large. For many years he has been a member of the board of education and has been a factor in establishing a high standard of excellence in the village schools. He is independent in politics with democratic tendencies. He is a member of the Presbyterian church. Dr. Greenleaf has been thrice married, but has no children.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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