Oliver Ernesto Branch

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Hon.
Oliver Ernesto Branch
Oliver E. Branch.png
26th United States Attorney
for the District of New Hampshire
Appointed by Grover Cleveland
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1888–1892
Moderator of the
Weare, New Hampshire
Town Meeting
Personal details
Born July 19, 1847[1]
Madison, Ohio[1]
Died June 22, 1916[1]
Manchester, New Hampshire[1]
Children Fredrick W. Branch;
Oliver W. Branch[2]
Alma mater Hamilton College, June 25, 1873;
Columbia College Law School, May 1877

Oliver Ernesto Branch (July 19, 1847 – June 22, 1916) was an American lawyer and politician from Weare, New Hampshire, who served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.[3]

Early life[edit]

Branch was born in Madison, Ohio, on July 19, 1847,[4] to William Witter and Lucy J. (Bartram) Branch.[1]

Education[edit]

On June 25, 1873, Branch graduated from Hamilton College in upstate New York.[1] While at Hamilton, Branch was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and the Delta Upsilon fraternity.[5]

In May 1877, from Columbia College Law School.[1][3][6]

Family life[edit]

Branch married Sarah M. Chase, of Weare, on October 17, 1878. They had four children: Oliver Winslow Branch, Dorothy Witter Branch, Fredrick William Branch, and Randolph Wellington Branch.[2]

Bar admissions[edit]

Branch was admitted to the New York Bar in June 1877 and practiced law in New York City. Branch was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in June 1884.[3]

Public service[edit]

New Hampshire House of Representatives[edit]

Branch served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1888 to 1892.

United States Attorney[edit]

On March 15, 1894, Branch was appointed by President Grover Cleveland to be the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.

Death[edit]

Branch died in Manchester, New Hampshire, on June 33, 1916.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Little, Cyrus (1916), OLIVER E. BRANCH (in the) Proceedings - Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, Concord, New Hampshire: Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, p. 514. 
  2. ^ a b Little, Cyrus (1916), OLIVER E. BRANCH (in the) Proceedings - Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, Concord, New Hampshire: Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, p. 518. 
  3. ^ a b c Herndon, Richard (1898), Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the State of New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts: New England Magazine, p. 83 
  4. ^ Herndon, Richard (1898), Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in the State of New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts: New England Magazine, p. 82. 
  5. ^ Little, Cyrus (1916), OLIVER E. BRANCH (in the) Proceedings - Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, Concord, New Hampshire: Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, p. 517. 
  6. ^ Knowlton, Edgar J. (March–May 1916), Progressive Manchester (in the) Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volume XLVIII, Nos. 3-5, Concord, New Hampshire: The Granite Monthly Company, p. 96. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
James W. Remick
26th United States Attorney
for the District of New Hampshire

1894-1898
Succeeded by
Charles J. Hamblett
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
1888-1892
Succeeded by