Biography of Dr. William Finder, Jr.
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Finder, William jr., M. D., was born October 11, 1855, second of eleven children born to William and Martha Finder, who came from Germany in 1853. Dr. Finder was educated in the common schools and Troy Academy, and began the study of medicine with Dr. William S. Cooper; in 1879 entered the medical department of Columbia College, and was graduated in 1882 with the degree of M. D. June 15, 1882, he was graduated from the Long Island College Hospital with the degree of M. D. In the latter institution he was instructor in histology and pathology. He began the practice of his profession in Troy in 1883, and has been successfuL He is a member of the New York State Medical Association, of which he was one of the organizers, a member of the Rensselaer County Medical Society, and was one of the organizers and, has been president of the Medical Society of Troy and Vicinity: is a member of the Troy Scientific Association, the Troy Microscopical Society, and of the Medical Board of the Troy Hospital., of which he is pathologist and bacteriologist, and is instructor in physiology and hygiene in Troy Academy. He is a 32° Mason, a member of all the Masonic bodies of Troy, the Albany Consistory, and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; also the Laureate Boat, Ionic, and Pafraets Dael Clubs. He is medical examiner for several insurance companies. In 1882 he married Elva A. De Freest of Troy, who bore him two children, Elva and Martha (twins), who died young. Mrs. Finder was principal of the Third Ward Intermediate School before her marriage. Dr. Finder is a Republican; he attends the First Presbyterian church, and his wife is a member of the State Street M. E. church.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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