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Identifier: A1634

Title: Dexter P. Tiffany Collection, 1808-1902


Dexter P. Tiffany, Sr. (1846-1921) was born in St. Louis to P. Dexter and Hannah Kerr Tiffany. After being raised in St. Louis and Worcester, Massachusetts, Tiffany attended Harvard Law School. He graduated in 1870 and passed the Missouri bar in 1871. In 1870 he married Annie Shepley, daughter of General George Shepley and granddaughter of Supreme Court Justice Ether Shepley. They had two sons, Dexter P. Tiffany, Jr., and George Shepley Tiffany. Dexter P. Tiffany, Sr., was a member of the law firm Finkelnburg & Rassieur (later Rassieur & Tiffany) at 200 Market Street in St. Louis. He was also partners with his brother John Kerr Tiffany in the Tiffany Real Estate Company. During Dexter P. Tiffany's career, he was associated with Judge Jacob Klein of the circuit court in the management of the Knox estate and other matters. According to Tiffany's obituary dated April 28, 1921, he "held a high government position in Washington D.C. during the recent war." Tiffany retired early from the practice of law in 1917 and died in Boston at Philips Hospital in 1921.

The collection consists of various records of the St. Louis County Court, 1808-1902; the city of Carondelet, 1825-1870; and the Washington County Court, 1813-1830.

Finding aid available.

78 boxes; 1 oversize folder

Cite as: Dexter P. Tiffany Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1808-1902

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts




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