Thursday, April 12, 2012

First District Attorney of Lackawanna County

Frederick W. Gunster (1845-1900) was the first District Attorney of Lackawanna County, which he became in 1878.  He was an influential man and was one of the credited individuals who pushed for the creation of Lackawanna County. One of the many other positions that he held in the city was a trustee of the Albright Memorial Library from which we believe the dates in the picture above relate to.  According to the History of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania by Thomas Murphy, Gunster also served as an attorney for the City of Scranton and also served as an attorney for the School Board. That service lasted 15 years.

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