John H. Trotter was the son of John Trotter, a prominent citizen of Albany, who died at an advanced age, on the 31st of December, 1862. His mother was a daughter of Dr. Elias Willard. John was born in Albany, on the 24th of June, 1813. He entered Union College, and was graduated in 1833, and shortly after began the study of medicine. Having been licensed, Dr. Trotter united with the Medical Society, in 1837. For several years, and until about 1850, Dr. Trotter was a practitioner in his native city, when on account of ill health, he withdrew from professional life. He died of pulmonary disease, on the 30th December, 1861, at the age of forty-eight. Dr Trotter was a man of rigid honesty, and integrity of character, strictly upright in all the relations of life, and beloved for his social virtues.
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