Biography of Percy J. Lang
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PERCY J. LANG, son of Andrew J. and Elvira (Lyford) Lang, was born in 1861. He attended the public schools at Waverly, was graduated at Elmira free academy in 1879, studied at Hillsdale college, Mich., then attended Williston seminary, Mass., where he was graduated in 1881. In 1885 he was graduated from Yale, and for the next two years was engaged in the hardware business. In 1887 he was assistant cashier of the First National bank, of Waverly, and in 1892 was made cashier. He has been school treasurer since 1890, and was appointed loan commissioner of Tioga county by Governor Morton. In 1897 he was appointed by Governor Black one of the managers of the Craig Colony at Sonyea, N. Y. Mr. Lang was the first president of the Waverly Electric Light and Power Co., and is a member of Waverly Lodge of F. & A. M.; Cayata Chapter, St. Omer's Commandery, and Zyara Temple ofKnights of the Mystic Shrine. In 1885 Mr. Lang married with Alice S., daughter of Nathan S. Johnson, of New Haven, Conn., and has three daughters.

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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