Studley Triangle

162 St., Northern Blvd., Crocheron Ave.,


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Elmer Ebenezer Studley (1869-1942) led a distinguished career in public life in which, as soldier or as congressman, he served his country dutifully. A descendant of Henry Dunster, first president of Harvard College, Studley was born on a farm near East Ashford, New York. He was educated at Springville (N.Y.) High School, and received his undergraduate degree (1892) and law degree (1894) from Cornell University. After working as a lawyer and journalist in Buffalo, he served as a first lieutenant in Cuba in the 202nd Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War (1898-99). Studley then moved to New Mexico. He embarked upon a career in territorial and state politics and was a candidate for Presidential elector on the Progressive ticket of Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. He practiced law for eighteen years.

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