Rhode Island - three centuries of democracy vol 3

Biography of Elmer E. Tufts, Jr.

Elmer E. Tufts, Jr., is a member of the law firm of Edwards & Angell, No. 1109 Hospital Trust Building, Providence, Rhode Island.

Mr. Tufts was born in Kingfield, Maine, February 27, 1891, son of Elmer E. and Nettie (Vose) Tufts. He was educated in the local public and high schools and attended Bates College in 1909-1910. He then transferred to Bowdoin College, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1913. Entering Harvard Law School, he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1917. Then came the interruption of his military service. He enlisted in the United States Army Ambulance Service, Section 510, June 2, 1917, with the rank of private, and sailed overseas the following August 7, and was attached to the 26th Division of the French Army. He participated in the following battles: Argonne; Verdun; Ourez; Vesle where he was gassed. He was honorably discharged on April 28, 1919.

The war over, Mr. Tufts came to Providence and was admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1920. Since 1919 he has been associated with Edwards & Angell. He became a member of the firm in 1929. In January, 1929, he was also admitted to the Massachusetts bar.

For six months in 1913 Mr. Tufts was submaster at Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine, and in 1913-14 was principal of the high school at Kingfield, Maine. He is a member of the Delta Upsilon and Acacia fraternities. His adult fraternal affiliation is with the Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Abram Lodge, No. 204, Kingfield, Maine, and Franklin Chapter, No. 44, Royal Arch Masons, Farmington, Maine, and Bristol Commandery, No. 29, Knights Templar, Attleboro, Massachusetts. He is a member of the University Club at Providence and of the Rhode Island and American Bar associations. He resides at Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Elmer E. Tufts, Jr., married, in 1922, Florence McClatchey, of Attleboro, Massachusetts. They have one son, Elmer E. Tufts, 3d.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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