Biography of Burton Hammond
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Hammond, Burton, was born at Dover Plains October 18, 1856, wits educated in the common schools and finished at Willeston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass., after leaving which he engaged in the mercantile business as clerk for three years, then read law with G. & H. D. Mika, at Dover Plains, then read with Hon. D. W. Gurnsey, of Poughkeepsie, and was admitted to the bar in May, 1878. At the age of twenty two he married Sophia A., daughter of William Van Marter of Lyons, and they have five daughters. In March, 1880, he came to Lyons and engaged in the practice of law, in 1886 entered the surrogate's office and carries on a general law practice, making a specialty of cases before surrogate's court. He is a Republican in politics, was chairman of the Republican County Committee for seven years, and is now president of the Board of Education of Lyons. Our subject is identified in advancing the best interests of his town, taking a deep interest in educational and leading matters of the day.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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