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William Lukens WARD

(1856-1933)

WARD, William Lukens, a Representative from New York; born in Pemberwick, town of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn., September 2, 1856; moved to Port Chester, N.Y., with his parents in 1863; attended Friends Seminary, New York City, and the school of mines of Columbia College, New York City (class of 1878); engaged in the manufacture of bolts, nuts, and rivets in Port Chester, N.Y.; chairman of the Republican State committee for several years; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); resumed his former manufacturing pursuits in Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y.; member of the Republican National Committee 1904-1912; died in New York City, July 16, 1933; interment in the family mausoleum in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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