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Lawyer

James A. Betts, American lawyer. member Kingston Board Education, 1885-1898 (president 1888-1890); Mason.

Background

Betts, James A. was born on March 18, 1853 in Broadalbin, Fulton Company, New York, United States. Son of Isaiah and Margaret A. (Hoes) Betts.

Education

Graduated from State Normal School, Albany, New York, 1875. School principal, 1875-1877. Law student, 1877-1880.

Career

1 son, James Hill; married second, Olivia M. (Mathews) North, November 5, 1908. Admitted to bar, 1880. Practiced at Kingston.

Secretary New York State Civil Service Commission, 1883-1884. Member Kingston Board Education, 1885-1898 (president 1888-1890). Clerk Ulster Company Board of Supervisors, 1890-1891.

Surrogate of Ulster Company, 1892-1898. Justice Supreme Court of the New York, 3d Judicial District, 1898-1912 (The American Association For Justice Appellate div. 1910-1912). Trustee and attorney, Kingston Savings Bank: director Pine Hill Water Сompany.

Vice president and attorney, National Ulster County Bank. President The City of Kingston Hospital. Trustee Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery, old Senate-House Association, Kingston Baptist Church.

Membership

Member Kingston Board Education, 1885-1898 (president 1888-1890).

Connections

Married Frances M. Hill, October 16, 1884 (died June 15, 1905).; married second, Olivia M. (Mathews) North, November 5, 1908.

father:
Isaiah Betts

mother:
Margaret A. (Hoes) Betts

spouses:
Frances M. Hill

Olivia M.