Joseph Larocque (attorney)

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Joseph Larocque
Born (1831-04-02)April 2, 1831
New York City
Died June 9, 1908(1908-06-09) (aged 77)
New York City
Education Columbia University
Occupation Lawyer
Title President of the New York City Bar Association
Term 1895-1896
Predecessor Wheeler Hazard Peckham
Successor James C. Carter

Joseph Larocque (April 2, 1831 – June 9, 1908) was a New York City lawyer and president of the New York City Bar Association.[1]


He was born in New York City in 1831 and educated at Columbia University. Several years after his admission to New York City Bar Association, he partnered with Judge William G. Choate to form the law firm of Shipman, Larocque & Choate, where he practiced until his retirement in 1899. Larocque was a director of a number of companies, including the American Cotton Oil Company, the Commonwealth Insurance Company of New York, Niagara Falls Power Company, and Plaza Bank. He also served on the boards of a number of New York City institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Century Club, and Columbia University. Larocque was active in reform politics, serving as president of the New York City Bar Association from 1894 to 1895 and as chairman of the pro-Temperance Committee of Fifty in 1894.

He died on June 9, 1908 of pneumonia at age 78 in New York City.[1] He was the grandfather of author and philanthropist Edward Larocque Tinker (1881-1968).


  1. ^ a b "Joseph Larocque Dead. Noted Lawyer a Victim of Pneumonia at the Age of 78.". New York Times. June 10, 1908. Retrieved 2012-10-13. Joseph Larocque, formerly the law partner of ex-United States Circuit Judge William Gardner ... New York bar, died of pneumonia at 4 o clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 6 East Fifty-sixth Street, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. ... 

Further reading[edit]

  • New York State Bar Association. “Joseph Larocque.” Proceedings of the Thirty Second Annual Meeting. Albany, NY: The Argus Company, 1909.