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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Leo O. Coupe

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 506 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Leo O. Coupe was born in Utica, New York, May 5, 1889, a son of the late Henry F. Coupe, and has always lived in this city. He was graduated from the Utica Free Academy in 1906 and from Hamilton College in 1910, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Upon leaving college he entered the employ of the late George E. Dunham, editor of the Utica Daily Press, and was a reporter on that paper until September, 1911, when he left to study law in the offices of his father and uncle, Henry F. and James Coupe. He was admitted to the bar on January 5, 1915, and has since practiced law in this city. Since the death of his father, Henry F. Coupe, which occurred April 12, 1923, the firm has been James & Leo O. Coupe.

Mr. Leo O. Coupe is vice president of the Oneida County Bar Association and a director of the Republican Club, and also of the Automobile Club of Utica. He was married on August 12, 1916, to Helena V. FitzGerald, daughter of Michael J. FitzGerald of the Hurd and FitzGerald Shoe Co. They have four children: James Leo, Helen Gloria, Roderick John and Henry F.

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