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James Byard, Jr. Papers

James Byard, Jr. Papers

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Guide to the James Byard, Jr. Papers

1832-1939

New York State Historical Association - Research Library - Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-13T12:27-0500

Repository: New York State Historical Association - Research Library
Title: James Byard, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1832-1939
Quantity: 1.25 Cubic feet
Funding Source:This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.
Identification: Coll. No. 5
Language: English

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks (7) of newspaper clippings relating to Byard's career. Two of them contain clippings of the Eva Coo murder case, 1934. In addition there are family papers, 1832-1870, mainly deeds and legal papers.


Biographical/Historical note

James Byard, Jr. (1872-1942) was a lawyer and politician in Otsego County, N.Y. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced law in Cooperstown, N.Y. until 1923 when he moved his offices to Oneonta, N.Y. He was a delegate from New York at the Democratic National Convention in 1912, and a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 34th District during the same year. He is most known as the council for the defense in the famous Eva Coo murder trial of 1934. He was killed in an automobile accident near Albany, N.Y. in 1942.


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Accession Number

NM-22.75


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