Frederick E. Draper
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

FREDERICK E. DRAPER is a son of Frederick E. and Anne J. (Woodcock) Draper, both of whom are deceased. He was born at Troy, New York, April 3, 1873. Beginning his education in the Fourth Ward schools, he later attended the grammar school in Lansingburg (now Troy); Troy High School; Williams College, from which he was graduated in 1895 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Following the completion of his course there, he entered Harvard University Law School and graduated with the class of 1898, having been the recipient of the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In that same year he was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law in Troy, New York, where he continues to reside.

In politics he served as judge of the City courts in 1907-14; and was elected State Senator in 1920 for a two-year term, 1921-22, where he served as a member of the committees on codes, public education, internal afifairs and conservation. He enlisted as a private in the United States army during the Spanish-American War, in Company A, Second New York Regiment, and continued in the service for six months, being stationed at various points in the United States. In the recent war he was chairman of the Local Exemption Board No. 3, of Troy, and took a very active part in all of the Loan drives and Red Cross work. He is a member of Apollo Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; also of the chapter; is a member of Van Schaick Island Country Club, and director of the Troy Club. He also is a director of Leonard Hospital. In religion he is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Mr. Draper married (first) Katherine Stubbs, of Troy, New York, and they were the parents of two children: Frederick E. (3), who is attending Troy schools; and Katherine Roland, who is attending the Emma Willard School. He married (second) Mary Jeannette Mann, of Troy, June 25, 191 5, by whom he has two children: Francis Mann, and Anne.

Send comments or suggestions to:
Debby Masterson

Go Back to Rensselaer Co. Biographies
Go Back to Home Page