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Snow, Frederic E., 1864-1935
Frederic E. Snow (1864-1935), A1883, a prominent Boston attorney who founded the law firm of Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall, and Hunt, was the first child of an alumnus to attend Tufts College. His father, Reverend J. C. Snow, A1858, was a member of the second class to graduate from Tufts.
Snow was born in Auburn, Maine, on September 12, 1864, near where his father worked as an Episcopal rector in Haverhill. During his studies at Tufts, Snow was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following his graduation in 1883, he studied law in the offices of William A. Gaston, and was later admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1886. Following his employer's death, Snow and Gaston's son founded the law firm Gaston and Snow.
He married Elizabeth E. Townsend, with whom he had three children. Snow served on several local boards of directors, including Boston Consolidated Gas Company, Boston and Maine Railroad Company, and National Shawmut Bank of Boston. He also maintained membership in a number of notable organizations, including the Algonquin Club, and the Massachusetts Automobile Club. He died suddenly March 5, 1935.
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