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Originally George S. Batchellers bedroom; magnificent original Batcheller family furniture including antique bedstead, armoire, dresser, sofa, table and chairs enrich this spacious deluxe room. A commanding view overlooking Congress Park and our lovely flower garden and fountain to the front of the house add to the rich feeling provided by the 12' ceilings, crown and wall moldings and the blue, gold and red colors in this luxurious room. The en suite bath is the original to the house and is equipped with pedestal sink, over-sized Jacuzzi and separate walk-in shower as well as the original built-in medicine closet/cabinet and original wall tile. The imperial curtains and built-in wooden shutters throughout offer privacy and comfort from the bright morning sun. A cozy reading nook with antique rocker overlooks the garden below. A room truly fit for the master of the house.
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History of Judge George Sherman Batcheller
George Sherman Batcheller began life on July 25, 1837 in the village of Batchellerville in the town of Edinburgh, Saratoga County, NY. He was related to Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the great orator and statesman Daniel Webster.
Batcheller received his formal education at Harvard Law School where he received a L.L.B. in 1856. In 1858 at the age of 21 Batcheller was then the youngest member to be elected to the New York State Assembly.
President Grant offered Batcheller the prestigious position of Judge and American Representative to the Court of First Instance in Cairo, Egypt. Judge Batcheller resigned that position in 1885 after serving for ten years and returned to Saratoga Springs where he served in the New York State Legislature in 1885 and again in 1888.
In 1889 President Harrison appointed Judge Batcheller Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. In 1891 he was made Minister to Portugal where he and his wife became on intimate terms with King Carlos, Queen Amelia and Queen Dowager Maria Pia. In 1897 Judge Batcheller was appointed President of the Universal Postal Congress. When that body adjourned President McKinley gave the 60 year old Batcheller an enviable choice, he could return to Egypt where his old post in the International Courts had recently become vacant. He chose to return to Egypt. Four years later, in 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt promoted the Judge to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Alexandria, Egypt.
In 1908 Judge Batcheller passed away in Paris while en route to his home in Saratoga.