July 4 – Happy Birthday Edward A. Bogdan

Boggie2I saw several familiar names under the AHS Class of 1948 picture that appeared in the June 22 edition of the Amsterdam Evening Recorder. Among the 360 graduating students listed were the local attorney and judge Gene Catena, longtime reporter and talk show host Sam Zurlo, my old bowling partner Tony Sculco, Bell lab scientist Bob Laudise, Montgomery County OTB Commissioner Pete Bylina and the only member of the class who was attending Harvard the following September, today’s Amsterdam Birthday Blog Celebrant, Edward A. Bogdan Jr.

His dad, Dr. Ed Bogdan Sr. was a native of Amsterdam and a popular Rug City physician. Junior would not follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Instead, after graduating from Harvard in 1954…

You can read the rest of my story about this Amsterdam-born lawyer in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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