Biography of William J. Delaney
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

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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WILLIAM J. DELANEY.

WILLIAM J. DELANEY, son of James and Margaret (Fitzpatrick) Delaney, was born in the town of Greenfield, this county, August 31, 1864. His father was a native of Queens county, Ireland, and emigrated to America in 1851. He settled first in Saratoga Springs where he worked at his trade (carpenter) for a number of years. During the latter years of his life he resided in Greenfield where he was engaged in farming., He died December 11, 1898, in the - seventyseventh year of his age, honored and respected by all who had known him.

William J. Delaney was educated in the Saratoga Springs High School and at Cornell University from which he was graduated LL. B. with the class of- 1890. During the latter portion of his course in the High School and throughout his entire college course Mr. Delaney taught in the common schools of Saratoga county. He was admitted to the Saratoga bar in December, 1890, and began practice in Saratoga Springs, forming a law partnership with Charles M. Davison under the firm name of Davison & Delaney. In October, 1897, the firm became Davison, Delaney & Phillips, by the admission of Mr. Phillips, and so continued until November 1, 1898, when Mr. Delaney withdrew. He has since practiced alone at No. 11 Ainsworth Place.

Mr. Delaney is a staunch Democrat in politics and was a candidate for member of assembly in 1895, but was unable to overcome the great Republican majority of the district. In March, 1898, he was elected police justice o:f-the village of Saratoga Springs, in which capacity he is still serving. Fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias; first grand knight of Saratoga Council, Knights of Columbus; and a member of the I. O. R. M., of which he is past sachem and district deputy of his district. He is also a member of tbe Jeffersonian Club of Saratoga Springs. Mr. Delaney is one of the incorporators of the Red Men's Home Association of the State of New York, whose purpose is the erection of a home at Saratoga Springs for members of the I. O. R. M.


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