Dr. Stanton Perry Hull
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.

DR. STANTON PERRY HULL has identified himself with the various important phases of life in Petersburg, and is recognized as one of the aggressive men of the community. He is a native of Berlin, Rensselaer County, where he was born on September 13, 1886, son of Alson J. and Lillian (Allen) Hull, the latter's death occurring on October 9, 1921. Dr. Hull had three brothers: Dr. T. A. Hull, a physician of Troy, New York; Schuyler A. Hull, a businessman of Berlin, New York; and the late Dr. Eugene F. Hull, who was a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Army during the World War, and who died in camp at Little Rock, Arkansas, October 18, 1918. He also has one sister, Mildred, wife of Ensign William G. Craib, United States Navy.

Dr. Hull acquired his early education in the schools of his native community and took his medical degree at Albany College, graduating with the class of 1908. Immediately following this he came to Petersburg and began the practice in which he is still engaged. His professional activities have not been confined to local work however, and he has been called upon to fill various important positions, official and otherwise. These include the presidency of the New York State Sanitary Officers' Association, director of the Rensselaer County Tubercular Association, the position of health officer of Grafton, and membership on the Public Health Council of New York State, to which he was appointed by Governor Miller, on March 3, 1922. He is also a member of the county. state, and national medical associations. Outside of his professional activities Dr. Hull has attained a position of prominence in other lines, and has served the community in numerous important ways. He is Republican county committeeman, and was elected town supervisor for the terms of 1921-2-3-4. He was a member of the Petersburg School Board, and during the years of the World War was a member of the Draft Board of Appeals, for Division No. 2 of the Northern District of the State of New York. Dr. Hull is identified in fraternal circles as a member of the Masonic order, being a trustee and past master of Star Lodge, No. 670, Free and Accepted Masons, of Petersburg. On June 4, 1921, he was appointed district deputy grand master of the Rensselaer-Schenectady Masonic District. He is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, having been assistant grand lecturer of the Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady District for 1917-18, and he is also affiliated with the Petersburg Order Knights of the Maccabees. His interest in athletics is strong, and it is largely through his efforts that the fine athletic field at Petersburg was built and is maintained at this time. His college fraternity is the Phi Sigma Kappa of Albany Medical College.

Dr. Hull married, at Berlin, New York, on September 15, 1909, Bessie Cowee, a daughter of Arthur and Hettie (Greene) Cowee, and they are the parents of four children: Elizabeth, who died January 4, 1919; Stanton; and Harriet and Eleanor, (twins). The family are communicants of the Baptist church, of which Dr. Hull is a member of the board of trustees.

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