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Biographical Annals of Lancaster County" Beers inc printed 1903

page 1391-1392.

WILLIAM REIGART BRINTON, Esq., was born in Lancaster, May 7, 1865. Both brothers--Edward P. and William R.--are graduates of Franklin and Marshall College, the latter taking the first honors in his class; both read law with the late Samuel H. Reynolds, Esq., one of the most distinguished members of the Lancaster Bar, William R., also spending a year in the Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and both are in active practice in Lancaster. Edward P. Brinton is a Republican in politics, and has been active and prominent in the affairs of that party; while William R. is just as ardent a Democrat, and has been honored by his fellow Democrats with nominations for district attorney, Congress and delegate to State conventions. He was City Solicitor of Lancaster in 1802-93, the only time in twenty-five years that the Democratic party had control of the city councils. Both brothers are in practice in the Superior, United States District and Supreme Courts. Edward P. Brinton was married Oct. 17, 1899, to Miss Henrietta Taylor, daughter of Robert M. Taylor, late of West Chester, Pa. Mr. Brinton is a member of The Hamilton Club, is a manager in a number of corporations and his law practice is extensive. William Reigart Brinton was married Dec. 27, 1893, to Miss Annie M. McGovern, daughter of the late John R. McGovern, one of the most prominent and successful railroad contractors of this county, and they now live in the old McGovern home, at the end of North Duke street, one of the finest suburban homes of that section. Three children were born to them: Anna Reigart, Catherine McGovern and William Penn. Mr. Brinton belongs to the Elks and the Young Democrats, and in religion is an Episcopalian, being an active member of the St. James' Church, and a member of the board of trustees of the Episcopal Home. Mr. Brinton is also solicitor for the City Savings Fund & Trust Company of Lancaster, solicitor for the Conestoga Fire Insurance Company, solicitor for the Lancaster Hotel Company, solicitor for the Lancaster Electric Light, Heat & Power Company, treasurer of the Lancaster and Williamstown Turnpike Company, and a member of the board of the Lancaster and Columbia Turnpike Company; and no man of his years in Lancaster is, personally, professionally and politically, more popular.

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