John Willard Edit Profile
He graduated from Middlebury College in 1813. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1817, and commenced practice in Salem, Washington County, New York.
At the New York state election, 1855, he ran on the Hard Democratic ticket for a seat on the Court of Appeals, but was defeated by Know Nothing George F. Comstock. He died at his home in Saratoga Springs, and was buried at the Greenridge Cemetery there.
Willard was Permanent Chairman of the Douglas Democratic state convention of 1860. And a member of the New York State Senate (15th D) in 1862.