Col. Franklin Bartlett

Obituary of Franklin Bartlett

Lawyer and Guardsman dies after long Illness Col. Franklin Bartlett died o Thursday night at his home 20 West 20th Street of a Kidney disorder with which he had suffered for about 6 months. In most of that period he had been confined to his bed. Col. Bartlett was unconscious for several hours before his death.

Col. Bartlett was born in Grafton Mass sixty-two years ago. For many years ago, he had been one of the best-known lawyers and Guardsman in the city. In 1896, he was elected Colonel of the twenty-second Regiment and held that place for more than ten years, retiring only recently on account of illness. He was the son of William Osborne Bartlett, a well-known lawyer and author of several works on constitutional law. He was also the brother of Judge Willard Bartlett of the Court of Appeals.

He was graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1865. He then studied law at Colombia, taking the full course in a year. He had previously gone through a course at Oxford, being a pupil of the present British Ambassador, John Bryce, who was a professor of Roman law at the time. Later he took a post graduate course at Harvard, receiving the degrees of A.M and P.L.D.

Col. Bartlett was a member of the Harvard, Knickbocker, Manhattan, Union, Players and University Clubs and the New York and Coney Jockey Clubs as well as The New York Historical Society, The Camden Society of London and The Metropolitan Club of Wa Washington. He was secretary of the Union Club for many years and for nine years on the governing Board of the University Club. He was elected as a Democrat to the fifty-third and fifty-fourth Congresses, and served on Appropriations and Interstate and foreign commerce.

Col. Bartlett had been frequently retained by the City in cases involving complicated points of Municipal law. He was always a vigorous opponent of the sumptuary legislation and was President of the Personal Liberty League which was passed after the Hughes Anti gambling laws and the object of which was to repeal of that legislation. and to resist the enactment of laws in the city and state tending to restrain the liberty of the individual.

Col. Bartlett was the Secretary of the Sun Printing and Publishing Association and its Counsel. Services at the Church of the Holy Communion - Corner of sixth Ave and 20th Street. Monday April 26th at 10 A.M. Headquarters of the Twenty-Second Regiment Corps of Engineers N.G. N. Y. New York April 23 1908 Circular 1 - The Commanding announces with deep sorrow, the death of Franklin Bartlett, Col. of the regiment from 1806-1905.

II The Officers are requested to attend the funeral at the Church of the Holy Communion.

Taken from The New York Times April 24 1909

BARTLETT, Franklin, a Representative from New York; born in Worcester County, Mass., September 10, 1847; was graduated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1865 and from Harvard University in 1869; attended Columbia College Law School in 1869; was admitted to the bar in 1870; attended Exeter College, Oxford University, England, in 1870 and 1871; concluded the course at Columbia College Law School in 1873; served as a member of the constitutional commission of the State of New York in 1890; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; colonel of Volunteers in the war with Spain in 1898; died in New York City on April 23, 1909; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn N.Y.[p.822]

Printed from the American Biographical Library Copyright 1996 Ancestry, Inc.


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