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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Alexander S. Bacon

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born Jackson, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1876.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 8 to Aug. 10, 1876, — and Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 10‑30, 1876 (leave of absence, to Nov. 30, 1876); joining Battery at Ft. Sill, I. T., and in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., to Apr. 5, 1877, — and at Ft. Adams, R. I., to July 24, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances, to Oct. 24, 1877; and in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Oct. 24 to Dec. 15, 1877 (leave of absence, to Mar. 15, 1878).

Resigned, Mar. 15, 1878.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, since 1880. Major, N. Y. Militia, 1885‑1886; and Lieut.‑Colonel, 1886 to 18–––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Lawyer, New York City. — Member of New York Legislature, 1887. — Lieutenant-Colonel, New York National Guard, 1886‑87. — Colonel, 1889 to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Lawyer, New York City; Captain 23d Regiment, New York National Guard, 1884; Major, 1885; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1886; Colonel, Second Provisional Regiment, N. G. N. Y., 1889 to 1899; member of various clubs: Literary, Learned, Patriotic, Benevolent and Social Societies and Business Corporations; author of The Illegal Trial of Christ, The Woollyº Horse, Masonic Nobility and Mohammed and Islam; contributor to magazines; lecturer; after-dinner speaker. — Address: 37 Liberty street, New York; 101 Rugby Road, Brooklyn.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Alexander Samuel Bacon, Born Nov. 20, 1853.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1876.

Resigned, March 15, 1878.

Captain, Major and Lieut.‑Colonel of 23d Regiment, National Guard of New York. Colonel of 2nd Provisional Regiment, comprising several companies throughout the State of New York.

Civil History. — Studied law in Canandaigua, N. Y.; admitted to bar in 1879 and went to New York City to practice in 1881; his law practice was wide and varied, having extended to many states and to foreign countries; he was a member of the Legislature; prominent in many civic, benevolent, fraternal, religious, reform, club and political circles; a lecturer on many subjects, military and literary; an after dinner speaker; a political orator; President of the Quill Club; member of the Authors' League of America and of various clubs, societies and Masonic bodies; author of The Woolyº Horse; Mohammed and Islam; The Illegal Trial of Christ; The Landmarks of Masonry; Ancient Calendars, etc.

Died, May 29, 1920, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 66.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.º

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Bacon's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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