Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Charles Kellogg

The 21st Senatorial District of the State of New York consist of the Counties of Madison & Oswego. The Senator is Charles Kellogg.

Senator Kellogg, one of the youngest members of the present body, was born in Minden, Montgomery County, on the 4th of December, 1839. His father, Daniel F. Kellogg, was a member of the Assembly in 1864. After receiving a thorough education at the Yates Polytechnic Institute at Chittenango, the subject of the sketch applied himself to the study of law. He attended a full course of lectures at the Albany Law School and graduated from that institution in 1863. He has ever since been actively enagaged in the practice of his profession. At the present time he is a member of the firm of Lansing & Kellogg, at Chittenango, Madison County.

Mr. Kellogg has always taken a deep interest in politics. Believing in the principles of the Republican party he has devoted himself as opportunity offered to the advancement of its interests, and is now recognized as one of the leaders of the organization of Madison County. Though still a young man, being a but a little past thirty, he is well and favorably known though out the 21st District.

Mr. Kellogg was elected to the high position which he now holds by a majority of 1,443 over Mathew J. Schoecraft, his Democratic opponent. In arranging his Standing Committees, the President of the Senate named the Senator for several important places. He is Chairman of Roads and Bridges and a member of two of the most important Committees of the Legislature, Judiciary and Canals. He is also a member of the Committee on Salt.

Mr. Kellogg is quiet and unassuming in his manner, and extremely courteous and affable to all with whom he is brought in contact. As a legislator, he is capable and efficient; seldom absent from his seat in the Senate Chamber, he keeps a sharp watch on all that is going on. Although not a frequent speech-maker, he is by no means lacking in ability, to express himself with clearness and force.

Life Sketches of Government Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York


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Charles Kellogg who died recently at his home in Chittenango, NY, was a former State Senator and a well known lawyer of Madison county where he had lived the greater part of his life. Mr. Kellogg was born at Minden NY, in 1839. He graduated from the Albany Law School and was admitted to the bar in I860. Mr. Kellogg was Collector of Internal Revenue at Chittenango during the Civil War.

NY Observer July 30, 1903 Page 151.