History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

ment chartered the ship "Loo-Choo," in which he took a part of the 7th Regiment New York State Volunteers, Col. J. D. Stevenson commanding, to San Francisco, Cal., via Cape Horn.

        GEORGE B. MORRIS, Springfield, Mass. — Graduated at Amherst College in 1837, Harvard Law School in 1840. A lawyer. Commissioner of insolvency, 1848 to 1851; clerk of the courts for Hampden county from 1852 until his death, July 7, 1872, at the age Of 53.

        EPHRAIM W. BOND, Springfield, Mass. — Graduated at Amherst College in 1841, Harvard Law School in 1845, an able lawyer and a partner with the late Erasmus D. Beach. He was a member of the common council in 1853, an alderman in 1862; overseer of Charity Fund, Amherst College, from 1864 to 1878, donor of the Bond Commencement Prize, director in the Pynchon National Bank, and was president of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company from Feb., 1873, to Feb., 1886; also president of the Five Cents Savings Bank and a director in the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

        JOHN B. STEBBINS, Springfield, Mass. — Clerk in Hartford, Conn., one year, until 1833, then clerk for Homer Foot & Co. until Jan. 1, 1839. He then went to New York, where he remained until August, when he returned to Springfield and entered the service of Homer Foot & Co. Became a partner in 1842 and continued until 1885, having been clerk and partner fifty-two years, and a partner forty-four years. An alderman from Ward One in 1853 member of the school committee from Ward Six in 1865 to 1869 and 1873. Was president of the Holyoke Water Power Company, from 1886 to Jan., 1890. A director in the City Library Association, Ludlow Manufacturing Company, and the City National Bank, and the courteous president and trustee of Springfield's favorite financial institution, the Springfield Institution for Savings.

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