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Lawyer

Peter Butler Olney, American lawyer. member Olney & Comstock, since 1897. District attorney, New York Company, 1883-1885.

Background

Olney, Peter Butler was born on July 21, 1843 in Oxford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Wilson and Eliza L. (Butler) Olney.

Education

Brother of Richard O. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1864, Bachelor of Laws, 1866, A.M., 1872.

Career

In practice at New York, since 1866. Senior member Olney & Comstock, since 1897. District attorney, New York Company, 1883-1885.

United States referee in bankruptcy, since 1898. Appointed commissioner with William C. Whitney and George Bliss, under act of New York Legislature, 1879-1880, to compile, and afterwards to revise, laws of the state affecting public interests of City of New York, which work was adopted by the legislature as the Consolidation Act of 1882. Trustee Teachers College New York.

Membership

Member Olney & Comstock, since 1897. District attorney, New York Company, 1883-1885.

Connections

Married Mary Sigourney Butler, November 12, 1879.

father:
Wilson Olney

mother:
Eliza L. (Butler) Olney

spouse:
Mary Sigourney Butler