Biography of Hon. L. E. Worden
Rensselaer County, New York Biographies





Worden, Hon. L. E., a man of social as well as political prominence at Hoosick Falls, has devoted much of his life to the service of his country. In the battlefield or in the legislature his power and activity have been manifested. Before fifteen years old he enlisted in Company B, 16th N. Y. Heavy Artillery and saw two years' service, participating in some of the greatest battles but remaining unhurt. He has since represented the town in the Board of Supervisors twice, and twice represented the First district in the Assembly. While there he introduced a bill prohibiting the making of shirts, collars and cuffs in the penal institutions of the State, which became a law. Though he was born at Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1849, he was reared in Lloyd, Ulster county, N. Y., son of manufacturer of agricultural implements. His early enlistment limited the period of his education, and after the war he learned the carpenter's trade. He became an able builder at Bath-on-the-Hudson, and came here in 1880. In 1883 he joined the well known firm of Easton & Rising, now Easton, Rising & Worden, leading dealers in lumber, coal and wood. They also deal in a varied line of hardware, bicycles and agricultural implements, besides the building, which is an important branch of the enterprise.

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


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