Log In

Alexander PhœNix Ketchum Edit Profile

Lawyer

Alexander PhœNix Ketchum, American lawyer. Served in Civil War in Department of South, and as staff officer of General Rufus Saxton, military governor of South Carolina.; member board education.

Background

Ketchum, Alexander PhœNix was born on May 11, 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Edgar and Elizabeth (Phœnix) Ketchum.

Education

Graduate with honors, College City of New York, 1858 (Master of Arts). Tutor there, 1858-1859. Graduate Albany Law School, 1860, and admitted to bar.

Career

Served in Civil War in Department of South, and as staff officer of General Rufus Saxton, military governor of South Carolina. Transferred to staff of Major General O. O. Howard, 1865. Served as A.A.A.G., in Charleston and Washington.

Resigned from army September 1867, with rank of brevetted colonel. Appointed, 1869, assessor Internal Revenue, 9th district, New York. Later collector same: general appraiser and chief appraiser Port of New York, 1874-1885.

From then engaged in practice of law, New York City. One of founders, and 1st president Mount Morris Bank. 2 years president.

Membership

Served in Civil War in Department of South, and as staff officer of General Rufus Saxton, military governor of South Carolina. Member board education.

Connections

Married Clara McFarland Dwight, June 10, 1870 (deceased).

father:
Edgar Ketchum

mother:
Elizabeth (Phœnix) Ketchum

spouse:
Clara McFarland Dwight