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PROCTOR, Lucien Brock, author, born in Hanover, N. 1I., 6 March, 1826. When he was four years old his father removed to Auburn, New York The son was graduated at Hamilton college in 1844, admitted to the bar in 1847, and, after practising for two years at Port Byron, New York, removed to Dansville. Amid his professional duties he continued his classical studies, and contributed articles to magazines. In 1869 he became a regular contributor to the Albany "Law Journal," his productions being confined mostly to legal biography. About 1863 he abandoned his profession and devoted his time entirely to legal biography and legal literature. In 1884 he removed to Albany, New York His works include" The Bench and Bar of the State of New York" (2 vols., New York, 1870); " Lives of the New York State Chancellors" (1875); " The Life and Times of Thomas Addis Emmet" (1876); "Lawyer and Client, or the Trials and Triumphs of the Bar" (1879); "The Bench and Bar of Kings County, including the Legal History of Brooklyn" (1883); "The Legal History of Albany and Schenectady Counties " (1884);" Early History of the Board of Regents and University of the State of New York" (1886); a revised and annotated edition of Jabez D. Hammond's "Political History of tile State of New York," continued from 1844 to the close of the legislative session of 1887 (2 vols., 1887); and numerous addresses, among which are " Aaron Burr's Political Career Defended" (1885), and " Review of John C. Spencer's Legal and Political Career " (1886).
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