Biography of William B. Ranline
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Rankine, William B., was born at Oswego. N. IY., January 4, 1858, and is a son of the Rev. Dr. Rankine of Geneva, N. Y. William B. Rankine received his early education in the Canandaigua (N. Y.) Academy, and later at Hobart College, and Union College, from which later college he was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1877. He later received the degree of A. M. from both colleges. He read law in the office of Hon. A. Augustus Porter of Niagara Falls, and was admitted to the bar of the State of New York in 1880. and at once entered into the active practice of his profession in New York city, where he has since continued. Mr. Rankine is a brilliant and successful lawyer. In 1889 he became one of the incorporators of the Cataract Construction Company and is at present attorney for and secretary and treasurer of that company. He is also attorney for the Niagara Falls Power Co.; the Niagara Development Co., and the Niagara Junction Railroad Co., as well as president of the Niagara Falls Water Works Co.; vice-president of the Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge Railroad Co.; secretary and treasurer of the Canadian Niagara Power Co.; secretary and treasurer of the Cataract Power and Conduit Co.; and president of the Tonawanda Electric Light and Power Co. Mr. Raukine is a man of liberal education, ability and wide influence and is highly honored and respected by all.

Landmarks of Niagara County, New York
Edited by William Pool
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