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William Alexander Gaston

lawyer , banker

William Alexander Gaston, American lawyer, banker. member Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall & Hunt; member exec; member Dem.

Background

Gaston, William Alexander was born on May 1, 1859 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Louisa Augusta (Beecher) Gaston.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1880. Harvard Law School, 1881-1882.

Career

Admitted to Suffolk bar, 1883. Member Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall & Hunt. Member Executive Committee National Shawmut Bank.

President Boylston Market Association, Killingly Trust Company. Director 2d National Bank (Barre, Massachusetts), Windham County National Bank (Danielson, Connecticut), Gillette Safety Razor Company, etc. Colonel on staff Governor William E. Russell of Massachusetts, 1890-1902.

Democratic candidate for government of Massachusetts, 1902, 1903. Democratic nominee for United States Senate, 1905. Member Democratic National Committee, Democratic State Committee.

Membership

Member Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall & Hunt. Member exec; member Dem.

Connections

Married May Davidson Lockwood, April.

father:
William Gaston

mother:
Louisa Augusta (Beecher) Gaston

spouse:
May Davidson Lockwood