LINDLEY MILLER GARRISON was born on November 28, 1864, in Camden, New Jersey, the son of the Rev. Jospeh Fithian Garrison. He had three older brothers, Charles G., William, and Joseph. Charles G. Garrison served on the New Jersey Supreme Court for 35 years, beginning in 1888.
was educated at public schools in Philadelphia, as well as at Episcopal
Academy and Exeter, before spending a year at Harvard University in
1885. Garrison studied law at the Philadelphia law offices of Redding,
Jones, & Carson, while earning a law degree from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1886. Garrison practiced law in New Jersey, becoming a
senior partner in the Jersey City firm of Garrison, McManus, &
Enright in 1899. Moving to the public sector in 1904, Garrison became
the youngest lawyer in history to be appointed vice chancellor of New
Garrison returned to the practice of law with the firm of Hornblower, Miller and Garrison. following his time in Wilson's cabinet. In December of 1918 he was appointed to the receivership of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, a post he held until 1923. He died in Seabright, New Jersey, on October 19, 1932.
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