Guy Minton
Morris Co. Up

Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899, p. 93

A prominent member of the New Jersey bar, and an influential and public-spirited citizen of Morristown, Mr. MINTON was born in Madison, Morris county, New Jersey, on the 2d of June, 1846, a son of Hudson and Caroline (LUM) MINTON, both of whom are natives of Morris county and descendants of old Now Jersey families. Hudson MINTONís father was William MINTON, son of Henry, son of Jacob, who was perhaps the first representative of the family in New Jersey. The father of our subject was for many years engaged in mercantile pursuits, but he has now retired from active business life and with his excellent wife resides at Chatham, Morris county, where they enjoy the high esteem of their many friends.

Guy MINTON was reared and educated at Chatham, and after completing his literary course in the schools of that place he began the study of law, under the preceptorage of the late George GAGE, of Morristown, and was admitted to the bar of New Jersey in 1868. Shortly thereafter Mr. GAGE died and his practice was virtually succeeded to by Mr. MINTON, who, by his distinct ability, industry and thorough acquaintance with the law in its various branches, has gained a reputation and built up a patronage that fully attest his qualities as a legal practitioner, and he has been and is now the executor and trustee for several large and important estates.

Aside from his professional interests Mr. MINTON is identified with several public enterprises in his home city, among which it may be mentioned that he is secretary of the Morris County Insurance Company, manager of the Morris County Savings Bank, and a director In the First National Bank of Morristown. He is interested in any movement that will tend to advance the welfare of the community, and is accorded the sincere regard and good will of all his fellow citizens.

In his religious adherency Mr. MINTON is a liberal supporter of the Presbyterian church, in the work of which he takes a deep interest.

Transcribed by Ronald Day

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