Biography of Herman Hennig

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Hennig, Herman, was born in Saxony, Germany, October 16, 1852, and in 1855 came with his parents to America, settling in Buffalo, N. Y. He attended the public schools, and in 1872 began the study of law in the office of Corlett & Tabor, acting as their managing clerk and remaining with them until his admission to the bar in June, 1876. He then opened an office for the general practice of his profession, in which he has achieved success and prominence. In 1883 Mr. Hennig was elected attorney for the city of Buffalo and served two years, and during that period conducted for the city 105 cases, involving an aggregate of $241,560; only fourteen cases were decided against the city, the judgments amounting to $1,625. He was a fearless and conscientious official, and won the approbation of the entire community. Honest, studious, and industrious, he is an able lawyer, a man widely respected and esteemed, and a citizen distinguished for his public spirit and excellent judgment. In 1894 he was the Democratic candidate for district attorney, a position for which lie was qualified, but was defeated by a small majority. He has long been active in politics, winning high honors as a campaign speaker and orator. He staunchly supported the Democratic party until 1896, when he allied himself with the interests of McKinley and sound money, and has since been a Republican. He is a member of several fraternal organizations and identified with the best elements of the city.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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