Herbert Z. Austin, the popular young attorney who forms the subject of this sketch, was a native of New York State, born in St. Lawrence County, January 15, 1864.
He was educated at home, and, selecting the law for his profession, entered the Law School at Albany, New York, the law department of Union College of Schenectady, perhaps better known as the Albany Law School. This institution is celebrated throughout the country as one of the best preparatory law schools in the land. During the period he was in attendance there he also studied in the law office of Louis Hasbrouck, Esq., of Ogdensburg.
After his graduation, in 1888, he came West and settled in Fresno, entering the office of Judge W. D. Grady, with whom he was associated in practice, under the firm name of Grady & Austin. H Z Austin was to become a judge himself one day.
Mr. Austin was the Republican candidate for District Attorney of Fresno County in 1890, but was defeated along with the rest of the ticket.
He was a past master of the Las Palomas Lodge in Fresno, and a member of the Shaver Lake Fishing Club and enjoyed fishing the lake with other club members for many years.
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