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Lawyer

Willard Adolph Genrich, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1939. Past trustee Northeast branch Young Men’s Christian Association; trustee First Presbyterian Church; honorary member board visitors Batavia School Blind. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, American Judicature Society, New York Honorary State Parent-Teachers Association (life), Rotary, Amherst South Rotary Club (honorary).

Background

Genrich, Willard Adolph was born on February 19, 1915 in Buffalo. Son of John E. and Emma P. (Luescher) Genrich.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Buffalo, 1938. Doctor of Humane Letters, Medaille College, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters, New York Medical College, 1981.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hofstra University, 1985. Doctor of Humane Letters, State University of New York, 1986. Doctor of Laws, Canisius College, 1975.

Doctor of Laws, Long Island University, 1979. Doctor of Laws, Hobart College, 1981. Doctor of Laws, Fordham University, 1984.

Doctor of Laws, New York Institute of Technology, 1979. Doctor in Commercial Science, Niagara University, 1980. Doctor in Civil Law, Mercy College, 1981.

Doctor in Chiropractic Science, New York Chiropractic College, 1983. Doctor of Laws, D'Youville College, 1987.

Career

Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1942-1946. Private practice Amherst, New York, from 1946. President Genrich Builders, Inc., Buffalo, from 1966.

Owner, operator 2 hotels. Director real estate corporations. Board directors New York State Higher Education Assistance Corporation, 1962-1973.

Board regents University State New York, 1973-1995, vice chancellor board regents, 1977-1979, chancellor, 1980-1985, chancellor emeritus, since 1986. Delegate New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1939.

Membership

Past trustee Northeast branch Young Men’s Christian Association. Trustee First Presbyterian Church. Honorary member board visitors Batavia School Blind.

Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, American Judicature Society, New York Honorary State Parent-Teachers Association (life), Rotary, Amherst South Rotary Club (honorary).

Connections

Married Eleanor M. Merrill, March 15, 1941. Children: Willa Genrich Long, Ellen Genrich Rusling, Willard A., Jeffrey M.

father:
John E. Genrich

mother:
Emma P. (Luescher) Genrich

spouse:
Eleanor M. Merrill

child:
Willa Genrich Long Genrich

child:
Ellen Genrich Rusling Genrich

child:
Willard A. Genrich

child:
Jeffrey M. Genrich