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William E. Church, American lawyer. member Church & McMurdy.


Church, William E. was born on December 7, 1841 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of John R. and Anstiss (Howard) Church.


Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1861. Studied law at Morristown, New Jersey, 1861-1862, and New York, 1865-1866. Enlisted in 11th New York Cavalry, August 1862.

Served in Maryland., Virginia, and Louisiana. Appointed assistant adjutant general vols. with rank of captain, March 29, 1865, and assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps. Went with his command, in May, 1865, to occupy Shreveport, Louisiana, and to receive the surrender of Kirby Smith’s army: was post adjunct of Shreveport until August and afterward on staff of General Sheridan until mustered out, October 23, 1865.


November 2, 1870. Admitted to New York bar. 1866; practiced there until 1872. At Morristown, New Jersey, 1872-1883.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dak. Ty., 1883-1887; located in Chicago, 1890. Senior member Church & McMurdy.


Member Church & McMurdy.


Married Mary Jones.

John R. Church

Anstiss (Howard) Church

Mary Jones.