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Stoll, Albert A.

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Stoll, Albert A.
March 08, 2007 04:50PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed., 1888,
Jefferson Co.

HON. ALBERT A. STOLL, a member of the Louisville bar, was born in this
city, August 29, 1851, and is a son of Louis Ernst and Elizabeth (Baab)
Stoll, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Bavaria.
His father started life as a newsboy and educated himself. He came to
Louisville from Pittsburgh, on a keel-boat, in 1830, and remained a citizen
of this city until his death, July 5, 1879, at the age of fifty-nine years.
He was of a retiring disposition, and never sought official position. He
was elected to the Senate of Kentucky about 1847-48, but with a modesty,
now rarely met with, declined the honor on the ground that others were
better qualified for the place than himself. Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Stoll
also established the German Protestant Orphan Asylum about 1850, which is
still standing on Jefferson street, below Twentieth. Albert A., the
subject of this sketch, is the youngest of three children that grew to
manhood. He was educated in the public schools of Louisville, studied law
under Hon. Isaac Caldwell, took a course in the Louisville Law School, was
admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in the courts of Louisville in
1872. He was elected to the Legislature in 1876, and was the youngest
member of either house; was member of a committee that revised the present
Codes of Practice of Kentucky. He was again elected in 1884, and was made
Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the important duties of which he
discharged with honor and credit. In 1885 he was elected to the Board of
Alderman, and re-elected in 1887, which position he now holds. When a boy
at school he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy at
Annapolis, Md., but declined, preferring the profession of the law. Mr.
Stoll was married, in 1876, to Miss Lucy J. Garrard, a great-granddaughter
of Governor Garrard. They have four children: Letitia E., Louis A.,
Ruth and Albert A., Jr.

Stoll Baab Caldwell Garrard
PA Bavaria

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