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Pliny Titus Sexton

lawyer , banker

Pliny Titus Sexton, American lawyer, banker.


Sexton, Pliny Titus was born on June 12, 1840 in Palmyra, New York, United States. Son of Pliny and Hannah (Van Alstine) Sexton.


Educated private schools Palmyra Classical Union School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bachelor of Laws, State and National Law School, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1859. (Doctor of Laws, Union University, 1893).


Admitted New York bar, 1861, Supreme Court of the United States, 1882. President First National Bank, Palmyra, since 1876. President Village of Palmyra, 1879-1883, and of its board of education, 1883-1889.

Republican candidate for treasurer of New York, 1883. Regent, since 1890, vice-chancellor, 1913-1915, chancellor, 1915-1921, chancellor emeritus, since 1921, University of the State of New York. Honorary chancellor Union U., 1893.

Procured appropriation and authority for university extension work by U. State of New York—first legislation on that subject in the United States Home: Palmyra, New York.


Married Harriot Hyde, 1860.

Pliny Sexton

Hannah (Van Alstine) Sexton

Harriot Hyde