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Biography of Fred M. Myers

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FRED M. MYERS – The large service to his profession that Mr. Myers has rendered during his practice of the law, which has been for the most part at Pittsfield, has requited him with such returns as satisfactory clientage, and thorough and skillful performance of duty secure for their devotee. As a general practitioner, and in his present popular partnership, Mr. Myers is accorded place with the advancing group of attorneys in this part of the State who grace and honor their profession with unvarying maintenance of established high standards. He is a son of Henry W. and Jennie M. Myers, his father now being retired from business.

Fred M. Myers was born April 15, 1888, at Pownal, Vermont. His elementary education was received in the public and high schools of Bennington, Vermont, and taking the liberal arts course at college, he graduated second in his class at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1909, and with his Bachelor of Arts degree. Preparing himself for his vocation in the law, he then graduated at the Harvard University Law School in the class of 1912, and was admitted to practice at the bar, the same year. Mr. Myers entered into the practice of his profession in the office of Clarence P. Niles, at North Adams, in 1912, and he there continued until 1913, when Mr. Niles and he removed to Pittsfield. He continued to practice law in association with Mr. Niles until the death of the latter in December, 1915. During a part of this time Mr. Niles was district attorney for the Western District of Massachusetts, and Mr. Myers served as his assistant. Following the death of Mr. Niles, Mr. Myers formed a partnership early in 1916 with Frank H. Cande. In 1923, both attorneys became associated with Walter C. Kellogg, and the firm today has the title Kellogg, Cande and Myers, engaged in the general practice of law. Mr. Myers in politics favors the Republican party. He was appointed by Governor Coolidge January 15, 1919, as special justice of the District Court of Central Berkshire, which commission he still holds.

Mr. Myers’ fraternal affiliations are those of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, with lodges at Pittsfield, and he is a member of the Park and the Kiwanis clubs, the Phi Beta Kappa society and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. His religious fellowship is with the Baptist Church at Pittsfield.

He married, November 11, 1921, at Pittsfield, Ethel May Murgittroyd, a daughter of William and Edna Murgittroyd, and they are the parents of:

  1. Fred M., Jr., born September 4, 1922.
  2. Barbara E., born May 4, 1924.

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