Papers, 1890-1936.

Slater, George Atwood, 1867-1937.

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6 boxes.
Finding aid reproduced in National Inventory of Documentary Sources, microfiche no.:3.15.291.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, pamphlets, clippings, printed addresses and political papers. The papers contain letters and congratulatory messages concerning Slater's nomination, campaign and election as Surrogate Judge of Westchester County in 1918 and his re-election in 1924, 1930 and 1936. Also included are letters relating chiefly to family and business matters; notes of praise for his stand on various issues, especially women's suffrage; requests for support of bills, 1912-1918; papers relating to the obtaining of his law degree from Columbia University, 1934; and invitations. Correspondents include Alfred E. Smith, Herbert H. Lehman and Charles S. Whitman.
George A. Slater, Papers, 1890-1936.
George Atwood Slater was born Sept. 2, 1867 in Greenwich, Conn. to Atwood and Julia E. (Scott) Slater. He attended local public schools and the Greenwich Academy, then read law with a Greenwich law firm for 5 years. He was admitted to the state bar of Connecticut in 1888, and the bar of the State of New York in 1889. He attended Columbia Law School 1888-90, and was one of 33 members of the class of 1890 who received their L.L.B. degrees in 1934, 44 years late.
George A. Slater maintained a law office in New York City beginning in 1889, and another in Port Chester, Westchester Co., beginning in 1891. After his marriage in 1891 to Eva Elizabeth Sours, he made Port Chester his home. He was town counsel 1900-1906, and a village trustee 1902-08. In 1912, George Slater was elected to the State Assembly as a Republican; and in 1914 and 1916 to the State Senate. He was elected to the Surrogate Court, Westchester Co., in 1918, and re-elected in 1924, 1930, and 1936. He died on February 23, 1937, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and was buried in Rye, New York.
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