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Hon. James L. Schaadt    

HON. JAMES L. SCHAADT, man of affairs and former mayor of Allentown, was born December 21, 1856, in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pa., the son of Captain David and Caroline S. Schaadt. He was educated in the township schools until his parents removed to Allentown in 1868, when he attended the Allentown Academy, public schools of Allentown, Muhlenberg Preparatory School and Muhlenberg College, being graduated in 1874. Taught public schools and studied law with Thomas B. Metzger, Esq., of Allentown. Admitted to courts of Lehigh County, April 10, 1878; later to the courts of Northampton, Carbon and Berks Counties; to the State Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the United States Courts. Former county solicitor, chairman of Democratic County Committee, district attorney of Lehigh County and mayor of Allentown. He is actively engaged in the practice of law and is president of the Lehigh County Bar Association, a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. During the Homestead riots in 1890 was captain of Company D, Fourth Regiment, N. G. P., and distinguished himself as a soldier and officer. Mr. Schaadt was also the author of the history of the Allen Infantry, one of the five Pennsylvania companies that went to Washington on April 18, 1861, and became the Capitol’s First Defenders. He is a member of St. John’s Reformed Church; Sons of Veterans, G. A. R., and is president of the Liberty Fire Company. He is also a trustee of the Allentown Hospital and a former president of the Associated Charities. He is a member of many other fraternal and social organizations. On November 10, 1857, Mr. Schaadt married Julie Leberman, of Bamberg, Germany, a woman of rare legal talent and accomplishments. Mr. and Mrs. Schaadt are lovers of outdoor sports and travel extensively.

Men of Allentown, Allentown, Pa. by Fred L. Shankweiler, 1917, page 34. View the image of this page on line, Free Trial  More Lehigh County History Books   Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at ancestry.com

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