Biography of William J. Strong


Strong, William J., Buffalo, son of Dr. Phineas H. and Eliza A. (Andrus) Strong, was born in Buffalo, July 4, 1860. After completing his schooling he began the study of law in the office of Delavan F. Clark. In 1880 he accepted a position with the Western Elevating Co. as collector, where he remained for eleven years, when he engaged in the insurance business, in which he continued until 1893, when he accepted the position of chief clerk in the office of Public Instruction, which position he now occupies. Mr. Strong was one of the prominent organizers of the Buffalo Republican League, in which he has taken an active part from its inception in 1884. He is a member of the Lodge of Ancient Landmarks No. 441, F. & A. M. He was married in September, 1885, to Harriet Marie Ruppersberg, who died in May, 1886.

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


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