Hamilton Ward Jr.

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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.

He died from pneumonia in Buffalo, New York, and was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Belmont, New York. His brother was Episcopal Bishop John C. Ward.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Ottinger
New York State Attorney General
Succeeded by
John J. Bennett Jr.