TREADWELL CLEVELAND, son of Charles Dexter and Alison Nesbit
(McCoskry) Cleveland, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1843. His father, an Episcopal
clergyman and Doctor of Divinity, was at the head of a large private school, and was the
compiler of two helpful and popular school books: "Cleveland's Compendium of English
Literature," and his "Compendium of Nineteenth Century Literature." Our classmate was prepared for college at Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts,
and entered our Class in September, 1859.
He became a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, and so far as the records indicate
belonged to no other college society and took part in none of the college functions.
Cleveland was a hard working student, as some of us will recall, denying himself most of the
social opportunities of the college with the definite purpose of crowding the studies of three
college years into two years. This he accomplished, and he left our Class at the end of the
Sophomore year, passed his examination for Senior Class, Rutger's College, and was
graduated with the Class of 1862, with baccalaureate degree.
After leaving college, Cleveland studied law with Edward Hopper, Esq., of Philadelphia,
a leading lawyer of that city, passed his examination, and was admitted to the New York bar
in 1863, and was thereafter in the practice of law in the city of New York. In 1880 he
entered the law firm of Evarts, Choate and Beaman, and remained with this firm twenty
years, until it was dissolved by the death of two of its members Beaman, in 1900; Evarts, in
1901 and by the appointment of Choate as United States ambassador to the government of
Our classmate then opened an office at 25 Broad Street, New York City, under the firm
name of Cleveland and Cleveland, the junior member being Treadwell's son, Charles Dexter
Cleveland. Cleveland, along with other of our classmates who are lawyers, is considered an
able and successful corporation lawyer.
In 1866, May 15, Cleveland married Miss Evelyn McIntosh, of New York City. They
have had three sons:
1. Charles Dexter Cleveland, born March 29, 1870; prepared for college at a private
school in New York City, entered Williams College, and was graduated with the Class of
1892. Later he graduated from the Law Department of Harvard University, in the Class of
1896. He is now in the practice of law, as above stated, in partnership with his father.
2. Treadwell Cleveland, Jr., born May 19, 1872. Prepared for college in New York,
entered Williams and was graduated with the Class of 1897. Married.
3. Reginald McIntosh Cleveland, born November 6, 1886. Living at home.
Class of Sixty-Three Williams College Fortieth Year Report, by
the Class Historian, Thomas Todd Printer, Boston, 1903