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William Atwell Cheney, American lawyer. member Calif.

Background

Cheney, William Atwell was born on February 18, 1848 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin F. and Martha Stearns (Whitney) Cheney.

Education

Public schools and academy and by private study.

Career

Admitted to California bar, 1878. County judge, 1878-1880. Member California Senate, 1880-1883.

Judge Superior Court at Los Angeles, Calif, 1885-1891. Lecturer on constitutional law, University of Southern California School of Law, 1904-1912. General counsel Los Angeles Gas & Electric Corporation, since 1891.

Membership

Member Calif.

Connections

Married Annie E. Skinner, 1871 (died 1916).

father:
Benjamin F. Cheney

mother:
Martha Stearns (Whitney) Cheney

spouse:
Annie E. Skinner