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William Wait, American lawyer.


Wait, William was born on February 2, 1821 in Ephratah, New York, United States. Son of William and Polly (Vail) Wait.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Law and Practice in Civil Actions, 1865. Digest of New York Reports, 5 vols., 1869-1877. The Code of Civil Procedure of the State of New York, 1870 (published 5 times, 1871-1877).

      A Table of Cases Affirmed, Reversed, or Cited, for State of New York, 1872. The Practice at Law, in Equity, and in Special Proceedings in All the Courts of Record in the State of New York, 7 vols., 1872-1880. A Treatise upon Some of the General Principles of the Law … Including … Actions and Defenses, 7 vols., 1877-1879.

      Published Commentaries on the Laws of England (Herbert Broom), 1875.


Married Margaret Stewart, 1850. Married second, Caroline Van Alen, 1858.

William Wait

Polly (Vail) Wait

Margaret Stewart

Caroline Van Alen