Louis Hasbrouck was decended from a reputable French family, and was born in Ulster Co.,N.Y. in 1777. He was educated at Prinston college, New Jersey,where he graduated with honor. Read law with Hon.Ogden Hoffman, of New York city, and located in Ogdensburg in 1802. Mr.Hasbrouck held various prominent positions. Was first postmaster at Ogdensburg in 1807, and held the office until 1829, was first county clerk of St. Lawrence County, and was a member of state assembly in 1814. He was elected State senator in 1832, and held the office until his death. He was for many years agent for the Van Rensselaer and Harrison estates. He was a partner of Hon. John Fine from 1817 to 1834, in which year he died, universally respected.
Louis Hasbrouck Jr., son of the preceding, was born in Albany,NY in 1814. He read law with Hon. John Fine, and was admitted to practice in 1838. He followed the profession for about 10 years when he gave it up to attend the large landed estate left by his father.
Louis Hasbrouck III, the third of the name who has practiced in Ogdensburg, was admitted to the bar in 1860 and has since practiced in Ogdensburg. Was partner with Hon. Wm. C. Brown at the time of the later's death. Mr.Hasbrouck was appointed assistant U.S. Attorney in 1860-61 , and at present holds the office of U.S. Commissioner.