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 Lyman Metcalfe Bass

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Lyman Metcalfe Bass

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 9 Jul 1955 (aged 79)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section H
Memorial ID 85996914 View Source

Lawyer, Harvard Graduate.
Spanish American War
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Archive Name: Alumni Horae
Volume 35, Issue 3, Page 161, Obituaries 50
Originally published: Autumn 1955
Obituary: Lyman Metcalfe Bass

1893-Lyman Metcalfe Bass was born in Buffalo, New York, July 5, 1876, the son of Lyman Kidder Bass and Frances Metcalfe Bass. He grew up in Colorado, his family having moved there shortly after his birth. He came to St. Paul's in 1889 and graduated in 1893; he played on the Isthmian cricket eleven and on the Isthmian football team, rowed on the Halcyon crew, was Treasurer of the Library Association and an Assistant Editor of the Horae. He graduated from Yale in 1897-having played end three years on the football team there and been on the All-American-fought in the Puerto Rican campaign of the Spanish-American war, and graduated with honors from the Harvard Law School in 1900. Thereafter-except for service in the Army in 1918-he practised corporation law with great distinction in Buffalo for over fifty years. He first joined the firm of Rogers, Locke and Milburn, then for two years by appointment of President Theodore Roosevelt was United States Attorney for the District of Western New York; and in 1908 became a member of his father's old law firm (in which Grover Cleveland had once been a partner), known then as Bissell, Cary and Cooke, and, at the time of his death, when he was its senior partner, as Kenefick, Bass, Letchworth, Baldy and Phillips. He was noted for his skill as a trial lawyer and also for his indefatigability in the preparation of cases. He was for several years squash racquets champion of Buffalo; he was an expert rifle shot, a skeet shooting enthusiast and a great hunter of Rocky Mountain big game. He remained an active vigorous man until late in life. He died in Buffalo, at the age of seventy-nine, July 9, 1955. He is survived by his wife, Grace Holland Bass, to whom he was married in 1904; and by his daughters, Mrs. Frederick de Peyster Townsend, Jr., Mrs. Hudson Plumb, Jr., and Mrs. George Miller Appleton."


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