Biography of Frank Harwood Hamlin

(VIII) Frank Harwood, second son and third child of Henry William and Sibyll Blackmail (Sears) Hamlin, was born in East Bloomfield, Ontario county, March 29, 1846. He prepared for college at Fast Bloomfield Academy, entered Yale University where he was graduated A. B., 1869. He decided upon the profession of law and entered Albany Law School, where he was graduated LL. B. in class of 1870, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He engaged in the practice of law for a short time in Albany, New York, then he moved to Canandaigua, New York, where he formed a partnership with William H. Smith, county judge of Ontario county. This association continued for fifteen years and was then dissolved by mutual consent. He practiced alone until 1901, when his son George W. was admitted a partner. In 1904 his son Henry W. entered the firm of Hamlin & Hamlin, George W. Hamlin retiring in 1905 to assume the duties of vice-president of the Canandaigua National Bank, of which his father Frank H. Hamlin, was one of the organizers in 1887 and is the first and only president. In 1901 he was one of the incorporators of the Genesee Valley Trust Company of Rochester, New York, was elected vice-president and in 1908 president. In 1910 he was elected president of the Rochester Clearing House Association. In both legal and financial circles, Frank H. Hamlin holds a high position. He is a member of the Genesee Valley and University Clubs of Rochester. He is a Republican in politics and was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1893-94. He is an attendant of the Congregational church. He married, September 25, 1872, Elizabeth Pearce Wright, born in East Bloomfield, October 18, 1848, daughter of Colonel George and Elizabeth (Pearce) Wright. Colonel Wright was a former vice-president of Canandaigua and Niagara Falls railroad, now (1910) a part of the New York Central system. Children: 1. George W., born July 25, 1873, graduated Yale 1895, admitted to the bar in 1901, practiced law with his father until 1905, is now (1910) vice-president of the Canandaigua National bank; married Mary I., daughter of Hiram T. Parmele, of Canandaigua. Children: Elizabeth Wright, Frank H., Henry P., Arthur S. 2. Arthur Sears, born December 9, 1876, graduate of Yale, 1899; New York Law School, 1901, now (1910) a member of the firm of Maloney & Hamlin, Lawyers, New York city, and is deputy attorney-general of the state of New York; unmarried. 3. Henry W., born January 13, 1880, graduate of Yale, 1902, New York Law School, 1904, now (1910) junior member of Hamlin & Hamlin, attorneys of Canandaigua; unmarried; member University Club of Rochester, New York.

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