Biography of W. George W. Flowers
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

W. GEORGE W. FLOWERS, an attorney - at law, with offices at No. 12 14 Frick building, Pittsburg, Pa., is a descendant of some of the oldest families in western Pennsylvania. His father, John H. H. Flowers, was a native of Allegheny county, and his mother, Sarah A. V. (Lenhart) Flowers, was born in Westmoreland county, and is still living in the little town of Irwin in that county. W George W. Flowers was born in Allegheny county. May 15, 1860. His primary education was acquired in the schools of Irwin. He then attended Washington and Jefferson college at Washington, Pa., for one year, and graduated from Yale college with the class of 1884, receiving the degree of bachelor of arts. Soon after graduating, he entered the law office of Judge Alexander D. McConnell, of Greensburg, Pa., and began the study of law. While thus employed he was appointed by Governor Beaver to the office of prothonotary of Westmoreland county, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of John Chamberlain. Although a young man, he filled the office for the remainder of the term, acquitting himself with credit and demonstrating the wisdom of the governor in making the appointment. He finished his legal studies in 1889, and was admitted to the bar of Westmoreland county. The following pring he removed to Pittsburg, and shortly after taking up his residence in that city, he was admitted to the Allegheny county bar. His practice extends to all the courts of the two counties of Allegheny and Westmoreland, as well as the State and federal courts. At the present time he is the solicitor for the borough of Irwin, a position he has held for a number of years, which shows the confidence reposed in him by those who know him best and whose interests have never been neglected when intrusted to his care. He is also interested in a number of important enterprises, being a director and solicitor of the Parkersburg iron and steel company and the Cannonsburg iron and steel company, president of the Central foundry and car company, and a director in several national banks. On June 14, 1894, he was married to Miss Sara E. Gregg, of Irwin, Pa. Mr. 'Flowers is a member of the county bar associations, and a member of Westmoreland lodge, No. 518, Free and Accepted Masons, and has been honored by his lodge by being elected to the office of worshipful master, the highest in the lodge, where he fully sustained the good opinion of his brethren who conferred upon him this distinction. Besides his membership in the Masonic fraternity, he belongs to the University and Union clubs and the Reformed church.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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