Monday, October 10, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Judge Rosch, Son of an Immigrant


Surpreme Court Justice, Joseph Rosch
Born1879 - Died 1967
 The Kingston Daily Freeman, Saturday Evening, October 22, 1921

Joseph Rosch, Jr.  was born at Wurtsboro, Sullivan county on December 9, 1879.  He received his early education in the public shools of Wurtsboro.  From 1896 to 1898 he attended high school at Middletown, Orange county and during that period, while not in actual attendance at schoool, he worked in his fathr's blacksmith shop. (Read about his father, /treasure-chest-thursday-blacksmith.html) In September, 1898, he entered the Buffalo Law School from which he was graduated in May 1900, with the degree of L.L. B.

After his admission to the bar, Judge Rosch practiced for a time at Wurstsboro and later at Port Jervis.  About seventeen years ago he moved to Liberty, where he had a most successful general law practice at the time of his appointment to the supreme court bench by Governor Miller in January of this year, ( 1921). 

Judge Rosch married Ethel Bruce Forsyth of Ontario, Canada, and they have three children, Eugene, 17 years old, Ethel Winifred, 12 years old and Joseph Alton, 10 years old.

Socially, Judge Rosch is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Sullivan County Bar Association, the New York Historical Association and the Republican Club of New York City.  Fraternally he is a member of Mangaup Lodge, No. 816, Free and Accepted Masons of Liberty, the Odds Fellows Lodge of Wurstboro and the Liberty Tent of Knights of Maccabees.

Notes: 
Joseph Jr was a Supreme Court Justice, Albany, New York,  He was President of the New York State Bar Association
ALBANY, March 31--Former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court Joseph Rosch died today in Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

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