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Hanchette, William D., is a native of Watertown, N. Y., born February 6, 1851, and educated in the public schools of his native city. His first employment was as a messenger boy with the Montreal Telegraph Company (which was afterward merged into the Western Union) and Great Northwestern Telegraph Company; he was advanced from time to time until he became manager of the Watertown office. In 1883 he was elected city chamberlain, serving in that capacity for five years, at the end of which time he became superintendent of the Central New York Telephone and Telegraph Company and has since acted in that capacity. He is a prominent citizen and esteemed by all with whom he has any dealings.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898