Biography of the Hon. Charles Wesley Hinson


Hinson, Hon. Charles Wesley, Buffalo, judge of the Municipal Court of Buffalo, is a son of George and Mary (Mackim) Hinson, and was born in Buffalo, N. Y., November 20, 1844. His early education was obtained in the public and high schools of his native city, after which he became a student in the law office of Judge James M. Humphrey, and Galusha Parsons, and on May 9, 1866, he was admitted to practice. He shortly afterward opened an office for the practice of his profession in Buffalo in which he was successfully engaged until his election to the bench in 1892. Judge Hinson was attorney for the Fenians, who, under General O'Neill, invaded Canada at Fort Erie in 1866. In this celebrated case twenty-eight officers and four hundred men were charged with violating the neutrality laws and he procured their release on habeas corpus proceedings. He has always taken an active interest in public affairs and in 1867 served as a member of assembly and in 1873 was nominated for city attorney by the Democrats, but was defeated, although running largely ahead of his ticket. In 1892 he was elected judge of the Municipal Court of Buffalo for a term ending December 31, 1899. He is connected with many fraternal organizations, having been great sachem of the State of New York of the Improved Order of Red Men, and grand chancelor of the Knights of Pythias.

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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