Niagara County

1897 Biography - John E. Pound

Pound, Hon. John E. - One of the most prominent men of the Niagara county bar, and of the city of Lockport, is Mr. John E. Pound. He was born in Lockport, N. Y., August 23, 1843. After attending the public schools, he was graduated from the Union School in 1862, and for two years was in the quartermasters department during the war of the Rebellion. After the war was over he began the study of law in the office of L. F. & G. W. Bowen, and in 1867 was admitted to the bar and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. Mr. Pound has been a member of the State Legislature, assistant United States attorney and twice mayor of the city of Lockport. He is president of the Lockport Home for the Friendless, vice-president of the State Bar Association and a warden in the Grace Episcopal church. He has just completed a term of two years as supreme regent of the Royal Arcanum; was a delegate to the Republican National Convention held at Chicago in 1880, and is one of the survivors of the "old guard 306." He is vice-president of the board of managers of the Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane; is United States Commissioner, and a member of the Board of Education. He was twice president of the Lockport Business Men's Association.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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