Hamilton Ward Jr.
Hamilton Ward Jr. (January 20, 1871—October 8, 1932) was an American lawyer and politician.
Hamilton Ward Jr. was born in Washington, DC on January 20, 1871, while his father Hamilton Ward Sr. was serving in Congress. The younger Ward was educated at Saint Paul's Hall in Salem, New York and the Vermont Episcopal Institute in Burlington. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Elba Reynolds. Ward was admitted to the bar in 1892 and practiced in Philipsville, now Belmont, New York. He later relocated to Buffalo, New York, where he was Erie County's collateral inheritance clerk and an assistant district attorney.
He fought in the Spanish–American War in Cuba as a captain. In 1907, he was Commander-in-Chief of the United Spanish War Veterans. As a Republican, he was New York State Attorney General from 1929 to 1930, elected in 1928.
- Commanders-in-Chief of USWV, with photo at ancestry.com
- Complete List of NYS Attorneys General at www.oag.state.ny.us (Office of the NYSAG)
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Ward, G to I at politicalgraveyard.com
- His father's obituary, New York Times, December 29, 1898
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