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Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater, American judge. member St; member State Reservation Commn; member conv; member conv.


Clearwater, Alphonso Trumpbour was born on September 11, 1848 in West Point, New York, United States. Son of Isaac and Emily Baoudoin (Trumpbour) Clearwater.


Educated Anthon Grammar School, New York, Kingston Academy. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers, 1903, for distinction in public service.


Colonel William D. Farrand, of San Francisco, 1875. Admitted to bar, 1871. District attorney, Ulster County, New York, 1877, reëlected, 1880 and 1883.

Declined nomination for Congress, 1884 and 1886. County judge Ulster County, 1889-1898. Appointed justice Supreme Court to succeed Alton B. Parker, then elected chief judge Court of Appeals.

At request of David Dudley Field prepared many of the provisions of the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure of New York. Appointed, 1895, commissioner to supervise translation from Dutch into English of the Dutch Records of Ulster County (1661-1684), and completed work, 1898. Many times delegate to nat., state and senatorial convs. of Republican Party.

Delegate Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904. Trustee Rutgers College, Kingston City Hospital. Probation commissioner of New York, 1909-1910, and from 1913 (vice president, since 1919).

President State Reservation communications of Niagara Falls from 1918. Delegate at large New York Constitutional Convention, 1915. Collector early American silver.

A founder Holland Society (trustee and president). Honorary life fellow Metropolitan Museum Art. Honorary member St. Andrew’s Society, Charleston, South Carolina.

Appointed, 1916, member State Reservation communications of Niagara Falls. President Kingston branch National Security League, 1916. President Zoning Board of Appeals, Kingston.

Chairman “four-minute men,” etc. Appointed, 1920, member convention to consider and adopt rules of civil practice in the courts of New York. Appointed, 1921, member convention to revise the judiciary article of the Constitution of the State of New York Home: Kingston, New York.


Member St; member State Reservation Commn. Member conv; member conv.


Married Anna Houghtaling, d.

Isaac Clearwater

Emily Baoudoin (Trumpbour) Clearwater

Anna Houghtaling