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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Horatio G. Glen

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 119-120 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Horatio G. Glen, a worthy native son and representative attorney of Schenectady, has been actively engaged in law practice here for more than four decades and has been accorded a clientage of extensive and profitable proportions. He maintains well appointed offices at Nos. 62 and 63 Parker building and makes his home at No. 48 North Wendell avenue. His birth occurred on the 26th of December, 1859, his parents being Henry C. and Agnes C. (Schermerhorn) Glen, both of whom were natives of Schenectady county, New York, the former born in the city of Schenectady and the latter at Rotterdam. The ancestry in the paternal line can be traced back to Alexander Lindsay Glen, a Scotchman. Henry C. Glen, the father of Horatio G. Glen, died in 1918. His widow, who was of Holland Dutch descent, died recently.

Horatio G. Glen supplemented his public school education by a course of study in the Union Classical Institute and Union College of Schenectady and received his professional training in the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL. B. in 1883. He then opened an office in Schenectady, where he has devoted his attention to law practice uninterruptedly to the present time, having been connected with much important litigation tried in the courts of the district. No one better knows the necessity for thorough preparation and no one more industriously prepares his cases. His handling of his cases is always full, comprehensive and accurate; his analysis of the facts is clear and exhaustive; he sees without effort the relation and dependence of the facts and so groups them as to enable him to throw their combined force upon the point they tend to prove. Mr. Glen belongs to the Schenectady County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

On the 1st of October, 1884, Mr. Glen was united in marriage to Miss Laura M. Moore, daughter of Edgar W. and Rachel (Tompkins) Moore, both of whom were natives of Orange County, New York. Her father, who conducted a bakery in Schenectady for a number of years, passed away in 1914. Her mother is still living, at the age of eighty-eight. Mr. and Mrs. Glen are the parents of three children: Laura C., who is the wife of Lewis F. Coffin of Sparrows Point, Maryland; Horatio G., Jr., who is associated with his father in law practice; and Ethel M., the wife of Charles Hazlehurst of Cumberland, Maryland.

In politics Mr. Glen may be termed an independent democrat, for he does not hesitate to cast an independent ballot if his judgment dictates this to be the wiser course. He filled the position of city clerk for seven or eight years and also rendered effective service as a member of the board of education. He belongs to Psi Upsilon fraternity and to the Mohawk Club, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Presbyterian church. In the city which has always been his home the circle of his friends is almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.

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