Biography of William L. F. Warren
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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WILLIAM L. F. WARREN.

HON. WILLIAM LA FAYETTE WARREN was born at Troy, N. Y., February 4, 1793. He was graduated at Union College in 1814 and read law in the office of Judge Esek Cowen at Saratoga Springs. After his admission he formed a partnership with Judge Cowen, which continued until 1824. He served as district attorney from 1819 to 1836, was "master in chancery, injunction and taxing, master," from 1824 to 1848, and served with ability as judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1845 to 1848. In .the latter year Judge Warren was a Democratic presidential elector, but after the Civil war affiliated with the Republican party.

He was a man of fine presence, genial, patient and forbearing, and ranked high as a jury pleader and an authority on land titles. In connection with his extensive practice he was also actively interested in large business interests, aided largely in building the Saratoga and Whitehall railroad, and was associated with the organizers of the Schenectady Bank and the Bank of Saratoga Springs. He was a man of firm religious beliefs and from childhood was a member of the Presbyterian Society. He died at his residence in Saratoga Springs, May 23, 1875, having reached the advanced age of seventy-eight years.


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