Varnum, Joseph Bradley Jr. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1838
Varnum studied for two years in the Yale Law School, and afterwards in the office of Chief Justice Taney, in Baltimore, where he was admitted to the bar and practiced for a few years. but thence removed to N. Y. City and entered on a successful practice, which he continued until the time of his death. As one of his uncles, bearing the same name as himself, was also a resident of New York, the nephew added the affix " Junior" to his name, which he continued to use until his uncle's death in 1867. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1849, 1850, and 1857, and in 1851 served as speaker. He was a candidate for Congress in 1852, and declined a similar nomination in 1858.
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