Hon. Timothy L. Woodruff was born in New Haven, Conn., August 4, 1858. His ancestors fought in the Revolution and he is a member of the Sons of the Revolution. His father was a member of the House of Representatives from 1855 to the close of the Civil war. Mr. Woodruff received his preparatory education at Phillips Exeter Academy and entered Yale University in 1875 and was graduated in 1879 as Bachelor of Arts, and received the degree of Master of Arts in 1889. After leaving Yale he took a course at Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In January, 1881, after a year's clerkship, he was admitted to the firm of Nash, Wheton & Co., now the Worcester Salt Company, of which he is treasurer. He took up his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y., in the spring of the same year. In 1887 he was the proprietor of the Franklin, Commercial, Nye and Waverly stores and two grain elevators. In 1888 he was made a director and secretary of the Brooklyn Grain Warehouse Company. In 1889 he became one of the proprietors of the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York, of which he is now president. He was one of the incorporators of the Kings County Trust Company, the Hamilton Trust Company and the Manufacturers Trust Company of Brooklyn. He is a director of the Merchants Exchange National Bank of New York and a member of the New York Chamber of Commerce. In 1881 and 1883 he was a member of the executive and advisory committees of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. He was a member of the Republican State Convention of 1885 and has been a delegate to nearly all State and local conventions ever since. In 1888 he was a delegate to the convention at Chicago, and in 1889 and 1890 he was a member of the Republican State Committee. Mayor Wurster, upon assuming office, appointed him Commissioner of Parks of Brooklyn. He was also a delegate to the convention at St. Louis which nominated William McKinley. Socially, Mr. Woodruff occupies a very prominent place in Brooklyn and is a member of all the fashionable clubs and societies. He is also a member of the Union League and University Clubs of New York city. In November, 1896, he was elected lieutenant-governor of New York State. His wife was Cora C. Eastman, daughter of the late Hon. H. G. Eastman, at one time mayor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. They are both members of the Presbyterian church. They have one son, a student at Paul's School at Concord, N. H.
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