Biography of George F. Troy

Among Rhode Island’s barristers few are so well known and highly esteemed as George F. Troy whose standing in legal circles of the State is such that he was chosen as a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association s judiciary committee and has been a member of the committee on complaints for the State Supreme Court. Mr. Troy for a time was active in politics and won the nomination and election to a seat in the State Legislature. He is associated prominently with civic affairs of Providence and his aid can always be counted upon when a project looking toward the betterment of conditions in the city is under consideration. His colleagues have the most profound respect for Mr. Troy’s ability and he enjoys the friendship of a wide circle of prominent men of the State in other professions and in business.

Born May 8, 1876, at Providence, Mr. Troy is the son of Timothy Troy, a native of Ireland who engaged in business ‘n Providence from the time of of his advent in the United States until his death. He married Isabella Goodwin, also Irish by birth, and in the Providence public grammar and high schools their son was educated. Completing his high school work, he enrolled in Brown University of Providence and there was accorded his Bachelor of Arts degree with the class of 1898. He attended Harvard Law School for two years and, in 1902, passed his examinations for admission to practice before the Rhode Island State bar. Mr. Troy has since practiced successfully in Providence and is at present located at No. 1007 Turks Head Building. From his school days Mr. Troy holds membership in the Phi Kappa Fraternity. In 1907 and 1908 he received the nomination as representative from Providence in the State Legislature and was elected as a Democrat. Mr. Troy served ably through the sessions of 1907 and 1908, representing loyally the wishes of his constituency. The Holy Name Parish of the Roman Catholic Church claims Mr. Troy as a member. During the World War he served the government as a member of the legal advisory board and acted as a “four-minute” speaker in behalf of the various Liberty Loans. Mr. Troy is an enthusiast for sports and spends a great deal of his leisure time playing handball and indulging in various other forms of athletic activities.

In 1908 Mr. Troy married Alice L. Wallace, a native of Fort Fairfield, Maine. To this union have been born three children: George F., Jr., Martha A., and Carolyn J.

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

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