Biography of William W. Worden
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

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WILLIAM W. WORDEN

WILLIAM W. WORDEN is a native of Saratoga county who has been prominently connected with both county and village for over a third of a century. He served in the war of the Rebellion with the celebrated Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, rising from a private to the rank of lieutenant He was wounded three times at the respective battles of the Wilderness, Winchester and Cedar Creek.

After the war closed Mr. Worden located in Saratoga Springs and engaged in the lumber business, to which he added a planing mill, an enterprise which he conducted for several years, furnishing the sash, doors, blinds, etc., for nearly all the great hotels of Saratoga.

In 1883 his planing mill was burned and in 1885 he opened the Worden hotel, which he still conducts and which is known all over this country as a hostelry of high rank.

Mr. Worden has been a staunch Republican and is a valued man in his party. He is almost invariably a delegate to the State conventions; was a presidential elector on the Garfield ticket in 1880, and delegate to the National Convention at St. Louis, Mo., which nominated President McKinley in 1896. At the Republican State Convention at Saratoga Springs in September, 1898, he was made State committeeman. In 1891 Mr. Worden was elected sheriff on the Republican ticket and during the three years of his office proved himself an able and energetic officiaL

Mr. Worden is a prominent Mason, being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Commandery and Oriental Temple.


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