Thomas H. Guy
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.

THOMAS H. GUY—Occupying a foremost position in the ranks of the legal profession in Rensselaer County, New York, Thomas H. Guy, of Troy, is a thoroughly representative figure in the professional life of the day, urbane, yet alert to every phase of progress or change, successful in his profession, yet never satisfied except with constantly higher attainment, he has long taken a prominent part in civic as well as professional advance, and is widely known throughout his native State. Mr. Guy is a son of Dr. Thomas J. Guy, one of the most noted musicians which Rensselaer county has ever given to the world, organist of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church of Troy, New York, for upwards of half a century, a sketch of whom precedes this.

Thomas H. Guy, son of Dr. Thomas J. and Mary A. E. (Hackett) Guy, was born in Troy, New York, March 31, 1867. As a lad he attended the local public schools, and following his completion of the high school course, he spent a year in preparatory work at Georgetown College, now Georgetown University, at Washington, District of Columbia. He then took up a course in the liberal arts at Yale University, from which institution he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1891. Then entering Albany Law School, he received his Bachelor of Laws degree from that institution upon his graduation in the class of 1893. Beginning practice within the year, he soon gained an assured footing in the profession, and the following year he was appointed private secretary to Mayor Molloy, of Troy, a position which he filled for six years. Thereafter for a considerable period Mr. Guy devoted his entire attention to his steadily growing practice, but in 1913 he was again brought forward in the public service as deputy conservation commissioner of the State of New York, in which capacity he was active for three years. He then resigned to accept the office of corporation counsel for the city of Troy, in which he still serves. His private practice commands a share of his attention and as a member of the firm of Murphy, Aldrich & Guy, he is very highly esteemed both in the profession and in other contemporary avenues of advance.

Mr. Guy is a member of the Rensselaer County Bar Association, of which he was first vice-president; and by political affiliation is a Democrat. He is a member of the Troy Club, the Van Schaick Island Golf Club; the Yale Club, New York City; and a director of the Manufacturers' Bank. In his religious affiliation he is a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

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