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Christopher Lester Avery

Christopher Lester Avery, American judge. Served as Question Manager United States Navy, in United States Ship Jason, Spanish-American War.; Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1913; member Commision on Uniform State Laws, Connecticut, 1914; member Commission Rivers, Harbors and Bridges, Connecticut, 1915; Mason.

Background

  • Avery, Christopher Lester was born on September 4, 1872 in Groton, Connecticut, United States. Son of Christopher Lester and Ellen Barber (Copp) Avery.

  • Education

    • Norwich Free AcacL, 1889. Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, 1893. Yale Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1897.

      In. Betby Ann Bouse, 1901, Groton, Conn, (deceased), Elizabeth Anderson Brander, 1906, (deceased). Ethel Gray Bailey, 1917.

    Career

    • 1 son, Christopher Lester III. Married second, Elizabeth Anderson Brander, 1906 (died 1915). Children—Betsy Ann, Catherine Barber, William Brander, Elizabeth Brander.

      Married 3d, Ethel Gray Bailey, 1917;Gray. Admitted to New York bar, 1897, and began practice at New York City. Moved to New London, Connecticut, 1903.

      Member firm Waller, Waller, Avery & Gallup, 1903 to 1920. Judge, Superior Court, Connecticut, 1920-1929. Appointed justice Supreme Court of the Connecticut, 1929, retired 1942.

      Now state referee.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Served as Question Manager United States Navy, in United States Ship Jason, Spanish-American War. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1913. Member Commision on Uniform State Laws, Connecticut, 1914.

    Member Commission Rivers, Harbors and Bridges, Connecticut, 1915.
    • Member, Connecticut House of Representative, 1913. Commissioner for Conn, on Uniform State Laws, 1914. Member, communications of River, Harbor and Bridges, Connecticut, 1914. Trustee, Connecticut Coll, for Women, 1928.

    Connections

    • Married Betsy Ann Bouse, 1901 (died 1903).; married second, Elizabeth Anderson Brander, 1906 (died 1915).; married 3d, Ethel Gray Bailey, 1917.

      Children: Betsy Ann, Catherine Barber, William Brander, Elizabeth Brander.
    • father: Christopher Lester Avery
    • mother: Ellen Barber (Copp) Avery
    • spouses: Betsy Ann Bouse
    • Elizabeth Anderson Brander
    • Ethel Gray Bailey
    • children: Betsy Ann Avery
    • Catherine Barber Avery
    • William Brander Avery
    • Elizabeth Brander Avery
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    Born September 4, 1872
    Died May 6, 1956
    (aged 83)
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