Biography of William E. Bennett
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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Bennett, William E., son of George H. Bennett, a retired miller of Schuylerville, was born in 1863. He was educated in the public schools of the vicinity and is a graduate of the Schuylerville High School. He studied law in the office of P. C. Ford at Schuylerville, and was admitted to the bar in 1886 and began the practice of his profession in his native village. Mr. Bennett is popular in social and legal circles, is a Democrat in politics and has enjoyed the confidence of his party associates by being honored with office within their gift. He was elected justice of the peace in 1889, and was re-elected and served to 1896; has served as delegate to the various conventions held in the town and county, and at the present time is serving as village attorney, having been appointed in 1895 and again in March. 1896; he is also attorney for the Schuylerville National Bank. In 1895 he was the Democratic candidate for the office of district attorney, but the county being overwhelmingly Republican he was defeated, although receiving 800 votes ahead of his party ticket Mr. Bennett is a brother of James E. Bennett of the Saratoga Mills, and George M. of Schuylerville. In 1892 Mr. Bennett married Edith J. Clark of Victory Mills, and they have two children: Ruth and Julia, Mr. Bennett is a prominent member of St Stephen's Protostant Episcopal church and one of its vestrymen.


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