Genealogical and Family History of Western New York; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation Volume 2

Genealogical and Family History of Western New York; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and partisanship afterward and acts accordingly. He is a strong advocate of an honest ballot, and when in 1892 the election frauds were so glaring in Buffalo, he was retained by the Citizens' Association to prosecute the guilty parties. His service of five years on the board of statutory consolidation, appointed under the act of May 9, 1904, was valuable to the state. That act, passed at the instance of the New York State Bar Association, provided for the consolidation of the statutes of the state of New York, and named as the board: Adolph J. Rodenbeck, Judge Charles Andrews, William B. Hornblower, John G. Milburn and Judge Judson S. Landon, nominees of the New York State Bar Association. Judge Andrews declining to serve on account of age, Governor Odell, at the request of the other members, appointed in his stead Adelbert Moot. Shortly after the organization of the board Judge Landon died, and his place remained unfilled. Messrs. Rodenbeck, Moot, Hornblower and Milburn carried on the work imposed upon them by the legislative act until the general substantive statutes were consolidated. They prepared and recommended for enactment sixty-one consolidated laws, this term being used to distinguish the new statutes, into which all the general statutes of the state were consolidated, excepting only part of the code of civil procedure. All of these were passed by both houses, and all but two received the executive approval of Governor Charles E. Hughes. The two thus omitted were the railroad law and public service commissions law, to which further additions were made, after which they too became part of the consolidated laws in 1910. Upon making their final report the board received the thanks of the legislature for their otherwise unpaid service. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 20.32mm | 689.46g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495306
  • 9781236495303