John Reed Yale represented the county of Putnam,N.Y. in the State Assembly for eleven consecutive terms,was educated in the schools of his native town of Patterson,N.Y.
He had been engaged in various business enterprises and prior to his election to the Assembly,was employed for ten years by the city of New York as a real estate expert in condemnation proceedings,and later as one of the Commissioners of Appraisal in the same proceedings.
As a member of a contracting firm of Ryan & Yale,he had been extensively engaged in the construction of State roads and other public works...The present water supply of the Village of Brewster was developed and established by Mr.Yale,was acquired by purchase from him in 1909...He was President, of the Brewster Water Works.
Always a Republican,Mr Yale was elected member of the Assembly in 1901, and had continously been re-elected by substantial majorities. In 1904 he was chosen to be a delegate to the National Convention which nominated Theodore Roosevelt for President. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, the Odd Fellows, Elks and the Republican Club of New York.
He was born in Patterson,NY. Putnam County,on May 8,1855 to Belden Yale and Margaret Glennen
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