Biography of William A. Douglas


Douglas, William A., was born at York, Livingston county, N. Y., April 4, 1859. His early education was obtained at his old home and the Normal School at Geneseo, Livingston county, N. Y. After graduating at the Normal School he removed to Des Moines, Ta., where he taught for four years. He then returned east and began the study of law in the Columbia Law School of New York city, and also entered the School of Political Science, from which he was graduated in 1888. The same year he entered the office of Moot & Lewis, afterwards the office of Allen, Movius & Wilcox, and later was managing clerk in the office of Bissell, Sicard. Brundage & Bissell. After being admitted to the bar in June, 1890, he opened an office for the general practice of his profession. In October, 1892, he married Alice C. Hedstrom. In November, 1894, he was appointed to the Board of School Examiners in the city of Buffalo, which office he continued to fill till his resignation in November, 1896, on account of his appointment as receiver of the First National Bank of Springyule, N. Y.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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