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Lawyer

Stillman Foster Kneeland, Canadian lawyer. member Legislature, 1894.

Background

Kneeland, Stillman Foster was born on May 17, 1845 in S. Stukely, Quebec, Canada. Son of Gardner and Julia (Castle) Kneeland.

Education

Educated McGill University, Montreal, and Union College. (Doctor of Laws); served in Union Army during Civil War. Wounded in action.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1869. In practice at New York, since 1872. Was member Kneeland, La Febra & Glaze.

Framed and secured the passage, 1886, of an act abolishing perpetual imprisonment for debt in New York. Member Legislature, 1894. Judge-advocate-general, 1896-1898.

Vice president. department painting, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Author: Law, Lawyers and Lambs. Random Rhymes of a Busy Barrister.

Retired. Home: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Law, Lawyers and Lambs. Random Rhymes of a Busy Barrister.

Membership

Member Legislature, 1894.

Connections

Married Mary Stuart Wilson, November 29, 1872.

father:
Gardner Kneeland

mother:
Julia (Castle) Kneeland

spouse:
Mary Stuart Wilson