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Albert A. STOLL 6118, Jefferson Co.

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Albert A. STOLL 6118, Jefferson Co.

Posted: 997875970000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Stoll, Baab, Caldwell, Garrard
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Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed., 1888, Jefferson Co.

HON. ALBERT A. STOLL, a member of the Louisville bar, was born in this city, August 29, 1851, and is a son of Louis Ernst and Elizabeth (Baab) Stoll, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Bavaria. His father started life as a newsboy and educated himself. He came to Louisville from Pittsburgh, on a keel-boat, in 1830, and remained a citizen of this city until his death, July 5, 1879, at the age of fifty-nine years. He was of a retiring disposition, and never sought official position. He was elected to the Senate of Kentucky about 1847-48, but with a modesty, now rarely met with, declined the honor on the ground that others were better qualified for the place than himself. Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Stoll also established the German Protestant Orphan Asylum about 1850, which is still standing on Jefferson street, below Twentieth. Albert A., the subject of this sketch, is the youngest of three children that grew to manhood. He was educated in the public schools of Louisville, studied law under Hon. Isaac Caldwell, took a course in the Louisville Law School, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in the courts of Louisville in 1872. He was elected to the Legislature in 1876, and was the youngest member of either house; was member of a committee that revised the present Codes of Practice of Kentucky. He was again elected in 1884, and was made Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the important duties of which he discharged with honor and credit. In 1885 he was elected to the Board of Alderman, and re-elected in 1887, which position he now holds. When a boy at school he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., but declined, preferring the profession of the law. Mr. Stoll was married, in 1876, to Miss Lucy J. Garrard, a great-granddaughter of Governor Garrard. They have four children: Letitia E., Louis A., Ruth and Albert A., Jr.

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