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Theodore Sutro, lawyer. famous Am. Member commission in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River in 1609.

Background

Sutro, Theodore was born on March 14, 1845 in Aachen (Aix la-Chapelle), Prussia. Son of Emanuel and Rosa (Warendorff) Sutro.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1850. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1871. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1874.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1874, and began practice in New York City. In 1887 saved the interests of the Sutro Tunnel Company (owning and operating the Sutro Tunnel in Nevada) and organized its successor, the Comstock Tunnel Company, of which was 1st president, and managed its affairs until 1894. Commissioner of taxes, New York, 1895-1898, senior member law firm Sutro & Wright, 1902-1923.

Later advisory counsel of firm Lorenz & Lorenz.

Achievements

  • Famous Am.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Sutro Tunnel Company and the Sutro Tunnel, 1887. Thirteen Chapters of American History represented by the Edward Moran Series of Thirteen Historical Marine Paintings, 1905. Public poems and letters to his wife, compiled by her under title: “Milestones on Life’s Pathway.” Writer on taxation, corporation law, medical jurisprudence, and mining, also general literature and poetry.

      Public speaker, in English or German langs. Prominent in German-American matters. President and editor Deutsches Journal and president German Publication Society Collector of paintings, specially of members of the Moran family artists.

      Loaned to Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1904-1906, and to the National Museum (Smithsonian Institution), the 13 famous American history marine paintings by Edward Moran.

Membership

Member commission in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River in 1609.

Connections

Married Florence Edith Clinton, October 1, 1884 (died 1906).

father:
Emanuel Sutro

mother:
Rosa (Warendorff) Sutro

spouse:
Florence Edith Clinton