Edward Waterbury Becker, M. D.
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.

EDWARD WATERBURY BECKER, M. D., has been in continuous general practice of medicine in Troy, New York, with special attention to nose and throat diseases, since April i, 1900, and has won high reputation among the medical fraternity and the confidence of the many he serves professionally.

Edward W. Becker, son of Henry C. and Emeline (Waterbury) Becker, was born in Central Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York, April 20, 1876. He began his education in the district, then was a pupil in a Watervliet public school, going thence to Troy Academy, where he graduated in 1892. He next pursued a special course of study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, but later decided upon medicine as his profession and entered Albany Medical College, there receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine in April, 1897. He then spent a year in post-graduate work in New York City, returning to Troy in October, 1898. He was interne at the Samaritan Hospital, Troy, until April 1, 1900, then began the private practice of his profession with special attention to nose and throat disease.

In 1900 Dr. Becker became associated with the late Dr. F. R. Roarkz in the nose and throat department of Samaritan Hospital and after the latter's death, assumed full charge of that department, retaining it until 1919. He holds the following positions: attending physician to Samaritan Hospital, Troy Orphan Asylum, Episcopal Church Home, and assistant lecturer in the department of physiology at Albany Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Medical Association, American Therapeutic Society, New York State Medical Society, and the Rensselaer County Medical Society. Dr. Becker is a member of the Masonic order, affiliated with Mount Zion Lodge, Apollo Chapter, Bloss Council, Apollo Commandery, and Albany Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He is also a member of Oriental Shrine, Ivan Grotto, the Masonic Club, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Phi Sigma Kappa, Van Schaick Island Golf Club, Troy Club; Floyd Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution; and St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church.

Dr. Becker married Ethel C. Stone, daughter of Thomas H. and Charlotte (Chandler) Stone, of Troy.

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