HON. NEVIN A. CORT. Among the well-known members of the Westmoreland county bar must he numbered Hon. Nevin A. Cort, of Greensburg. He was born March 20, 1867, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was educated at the Greensburg Seminary. At the age of fourteen he obtained the position of bookkeeper with the firm of J. Bowman & Son, with whom he remained two years. At the end of that time, realizing the advantages to be obtained from a more extensive educational equipment than he felt himself to be possessed of, he attended school for one year and then taught for two years. The two years immediately following he spent in the service of J. Bowman & Son, his former employers, and then entered Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he remained three years. On leaving that institution he began to read law with A. M. Sloan, of Greensburg, and on February 25, 1893, was admitted to the bar of Westmoreland county. He moved to Mount Pleasant, June 5, 1893, and there entered upon the practice of his profession. He opened an office in Greensburg, October 1, 1900, has remained there up to the present time, and has built up an extensive practice. For nine years he has held the office of solicitor for the borough of Mount Pleasant. He belongs to Lodge No. 350, I. O. O. F., the R. A., the I. O. H., and is one of the charter members of the B. P. O. E., No. 868, all of Mount Pleasant. In politics he is on ardent Republican, and is very active in the councils of his party. Mr. Cort married Mary E. Laird, and their children are: Helen L., born Mar 9, 1895; Thomas L., born Mar 19, 1896; and M. Margaret, born July 31, 1902. Mrs. Cort is the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Laird, who were descendants from Scotch ancestry. Mr. Laird held the position of general superintendent of the Heckla Coke Company of the Connellsville coke region for many years.
Source: Page(s) 174-175, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
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