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Hon. Albert H. Herendeen, son of Lemuel Herendeen, was born in Farmington, June 19, 1868. He attended the public schools and Hobart College, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the class of 1887. After leaving college he became clerk in the office of his father’s firm, and in 1892 started the retail trade in nursery stock, doing business under the firm name of A. H. Herendeen & Company and continued until his father died. He succeeded his father in the firm of Sears, Henry & Company, and since then has been an active member of that firm, which has under cultivation, mostly in nursery stock, two hundred acres of land, employing fifty hands during the regular seasons. Mr. Herendeen is known not only for his success in business, but for his career in public life. In politics he is an active and influential Republican. He was elected mayor of the city of Geneva in 1897 and was re-elected in 1899. He is a member of Ark Lodge of Free Masons; Royal Arch Chapter; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar of Geneva; of the Eagles, the Knights of Pythias, the Masonic Club and the Kanadasaga Club. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
He married, December 6, 1899, Neva A. King, born December 12, 1870, daughter of Charles King, who in later years was a traveling salesman. Mr. and Mrs. Herendeen have one child, Lemuel Albert, born in Geneva, March 18, 1901.