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April 2, 1879. On August 10, 1880, he was married to Mrs. Allie E. Collum, of West Union, Iowa, who survives him.
Mr. Stevens was elected a member of the New York State Bar Association in 1876 and continued his membership from that date until his death on March 18, 1902. He was for many years a member of the Executive Committee, and in 1890 was elected Vice-President of the Association from the Seventh District.
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN.
Lucas L. Van Allen died in the city of Brooklyn December 26, 1902, at the age of sixty-one years.
He was born on a farm near Kinderhook, Columbia county, New York. His father was Lawrence Van Allen, who married Rebecca Van Buren, a cousin of President Martin Van Buren.
Mr. Van Allen was educated at the Kinderhook Academy, studied law in his native town in the office of Messrs. Tobey & Silvester, was admitted to the Bar May 4, 1865, and a year later went to the city of New York, where, by sheer force of his abilities and sterling qualities, he soon won a prominent place in his profession.
He was as consistent and honest in polities as in his profession and was one of the best known and most prominent Republicans of his day. In 1882 he was elected a member of Assembly, representing the Seventh District of New York. His legislative career is one of which his friends may well be proud. He gave such satisfaction to his constituents that he was re-elected in 1883, 1884, 1885 and 1886. During his five terms he was chairman of some of the most important committees and served on
many others. His record was a most remarkable one and without a single flaw. Throughout the whole time he was never known to be absent from his seat, and his vote stands recorded on every measure acted upon during that time. As a debater he was forceful, clear, logical, interesting, sincere; he was never unprepared, and took part in some of the famous parliamentary discussions and contests upon the floor of the House. An indefatigable worker, he never knew what it was to shirk duty.
He was a member of the Lincoln Club, which was the field of his energetic and untiring work for his party; at one time President of the Seventh Assembly Republican Organization, and one of the six founders of the famous Holland Society of New York, and a member of the New York State Bar Association since 1882. He was a member of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York during the pastorates of the Rev. Dr. John Hall and the Rev. Dr. George F. Purvis.
Lucas L. Van Allen was a man who devoted his splendid talents to the highest ideals in life and ever bent his restless energy to the achievement of the most noble ambitions. Stern, uncompromising and inflexible in following the rules which he laid down for himself, he was ever full of a gentle sympathy and consideration for others. He was a true patriot; a man who felt keenly the responsibilities of citizenship and responded, with unswerving loyalty, to his convictions. A consistent Christian gentleman, a strong, staunch, loyal friend, highminded and noble, he was loved and respected by a large circle of friends.
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD.
[Reprinted by permission from the Report of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for 1903.]
Abraham Van Santvoord was born February 14, 1842, in the city of New York. He graduated from Columbia College in the Class of 1865, and then entered the office of his father, Cornelius Van Santvoord, who was a successful lawyer, engaged principally in the practice of admiralty law and the care of estates. After he was admitted to the Bar, he remained with his father and followed in his footsteps, directing and confining his energies to the same specialties. He preferred the quiet of work in the office to the friction of practice in the courts, and seldom, therefore, appeared in the trial of causes.
Mr. Van Santvoord's mother, Susan Varick Van Santvoord, was a descendant of Col. Richard Varick, who was at one time the Military Secretary of George Washington, and afterwards became Recorder of the city of New York, and later acted as Mayor of the city for a number of years. Abraham Van Santvoord never married. He was a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the City Club, the Reform Club, the St. Nicholas Society and the Holland Society.
He died in the city of New York on the 15th of June, 1902, from the effects of an operation.
Mr. Van Santvoord was elected a member of the New York State Bar Association in 1892.
GEORGE F. YEOMAN.
George F. Yeoman was born in Delaware county, N. Y., October 26, 1846. Moving to Rochester at an early age, he attended the Brockport Normal School and the University of Rochester. He studied law in the offices of Henry R. Selden and Theodore Bacon, and was admitted to the Bar in 1875. On the day of his admission to the Bar he formed a partnership with Eugene H. Satterlee, of Rochester, under the firm name of Satterlee & Yeoman. This partnership continued until the middle of November, 1893, when Mr. Yeoman was appointed by Governor Flower a Justice of the Supreme Court, in place of Francis A. Macomber, who had died on the thirteenth of the previous month. Mr. Yeoman was a Republican, and his appointment by a Democratic Governor was in response to a very general request from the Bar of the Seventh Judicial District. He served until January 1, 1895, when he again resumed the practice of the law with Mr. Satterlee and Mr. Joseph W. Taylor-who had taken Mr. Yeoman's place during the latter's service as Justice of the Supreme Court, in partnership with Mr. Satterleeunder the firm name of Satterlee, Yeoman & Taylor. This partnership continued until it was terminated by the death of Mr. Yeoman, which occurred at the city of Rochester on the 1st day of June, 1902.
In September, 1895, Mr. Yeoman was married to Miss Mary Raines, of Rochester, who survives him.
Mr. Yeoman became a member of the New York State Bar Association in 1892, and in 1902 was elected VicePresident of the Association from the Seventh District.