Biography of William Y. Warren

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Warren, William Y., Buffalo, son of Edward S. and Agnes L. (Thomson) Warren, and grandson of Hon. Sheldon Thompson, first mayor of the city of Buffalo elected by the people, was born in Buffalo, August 30, 1845. His education was obtained from the Central High School and Walnut Hill School at Geneva, N. Y., he afterward took a two years' course in chemistry at Yale. After completing this scientific course he returned to Buffalo and entered the office of the Union Iron Company, in which his father was interested, remaining in their employ for seven years. In 1865 he became secretary and treasurer of the Akron Cement and Plaster Co., of Buffalo, which position he occupied until 1872, when he severed his connection with that firm and formed a copartnership with Mr. Phillips, under the firm name of Phillips & Warren, manufacturers of shade cloth. That business was carried on very successfully until 1880, when their works were destroyed by fire. In the fall of 1880 he accepted a position in the county treasurer's office, where be remained until 1888, when he became, cashier of the Barber Asphalt Paving Co., which position he still retains.


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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