Biography of James N. Ward
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Ward, James N., attorney, was born in Chautauqua County, N. Y., February 26, 1852. He was educated at the Almond Academy, read law in the office of Hon. U. L Smith and with Turner, Dexter & Van Duzer, of this city, and was admitted to the bar in September, 1878. He remained in the office of his last named preceptors till 1887, since when he has had no partnership associates. Mr. Ward is secretary of the Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Association, a position he has held since April, 1882. In October, 1882, upon the formation of the Elmira Fire Underwriters Association, he was chosen its secretary without his solicitation, or even knowledge that such an organization was contemplated, and has held tl1e position ever since with the added one of treasurer of the association. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, being a past master of Ivy Lodge, No. 397, a K. T., and a 32° member of Corning Consistory. He married a descendant of one of the original settlers of the county, Mary E., a daughter of the late Morris Seely.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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