William E. Werner
In 1877, he removed to Rochester, and studied law in the offices of William H. Bowman, and later Dennis C. Feely. He was admitted to the bar in 1880. He was elected on the Republican ticket Special County Judge of Monroe County in 1884, was re-elected in 1887, and in 1889 was elected County Judge.
He was a Justice of the New York Supreme Court (7th District) from 1895 to 1904, elected on the Republican and Democratic tickets.
He suffered from pernicious anaemia, and on February 9, 1916, had his spleen removed. He died a few weeks later at the General Hospital in Rochester after pleurisy developed. He was buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester.
- Dennis C. Feely (b. ca. 1837), ran for New York State Attorney General on Greenback ticket in 1881, and on United Labor ticket in 1887
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