Niagara County

1897 Biography - Henry E. Warner

Warner, Hon. Henry E., was born at Albion, Orleans county, N. Y., May 20, 1864, a son of Sheldon E. and Sarah (Porter) Warner. He was educated in the common schools, graduated from the Albion High School in 1882, and from the Albany Law School, from which he received the degree of LL. B. in the class of 1885. He read law with Signor & Wage of Albion, and was admitted to the bar as soon as he was of age. He first located at Holley, Orleans county, N. Y., where he remained about six months. He then removed to Albion, where he practiced law until 1888, when he came to North Tonawanda, and in 1894 he entered into copartnership with the Hon. James P. Lindsay. As a lawyer Mr. Warner is not only a prominent member of the Niagara county bar, but years ago, as an author, published three legal works, namely, " Law of Evidence," "Service of Papers" and " Questions on the Code." It is, however, as a public man, that he has earned his widest, if not greatest distinction; he was village attorney of North Tonawanda from 1892 until 1896, and in the fall of 1895 was elected to the Assembly, having a majority of 604 votes, and was re-elected in 1896. In the Legislature of 1896 he was on the committees on canal and excise, and in 1897 was a member of the judiciary, banks, caucus and public institutions committees; he was also a member of the special trust investigation committee. Mr. Warner not only looks closely after legislation beneficial to his constituents directly, but has the ability to engage intelligently in State legislation generally, and has made a highly creditable record for himself at Albany. He has always taken deep interest in the welfare and development of North Tonawanda, and has done much to advance its interests in many ways. In 1886 Mr. Warner married Catherine E. McCarthy of Barre, Orleans county, and they have three children: Paul, Margaret and Mary.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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