Joseph A. Willard

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Joseph A. Willard (April 26, 1803 Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont – August 18, 1868 Lowville, Lewis County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Francis Willard (c. 1777–1856), a carpenter. Joseph A. Willard became a clothier, and about 1824 set up shop in Lowville. On October 22, 1829, he married Eusebia Eager (1818–1887), and they had several children.

He entered politics as a Whig, was a delegate to the Anti-Nebraska Party state convention in 1854, and joined the Republican Party upon its foundation. He became a brigadier general of the State Militia, and was Supervisor of the Town of Lowville in 1856 and 1857.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (18th D.) in 1858 and 1859.

Sources[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Addison M. Smith
New York State Senate
18th District

1858–1859
Succeeded by
James A. Bell