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George Edmund Otis

Massachusetts & California

"George E. Otis, was born in Boston, Mass., November 5, 1846 and died in Redlands, Cal., June 5, 1906. He prepared for college at the Boston Latin School and entered the University in 1863, remaining until 1864, when he enlisted in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry and served until 1865. He began the study of law in 1865 with Richard H. Dana, the distinguished lawyer and author, later entered the Harvard University Law School and graduated LL.B. in 1869.

He practiced his profession in Boston, 1869-1875, when he removed to San Bernardino, Cal., where he practiced his profession until 1890. He was elected judge of the Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino in 1890 and served six years. In January, 1897, he formed a partnership with Judge F.W. Gregg . . . which continued until his death." [Source: William Arba Ellis (ed.), Norwich University, 1819-1911: Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor 109-110 (Montpelier, Vermont: The Capitol City Press, 1911)(vol. 3)(3 vols.)]

George Edmund Otis


G.E.O, The River of Dreams and Other Poems (Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1875) [online text]

_____, Thurid, and Other Poems (Boston, New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1874) [online text]