Chenery, William Elisha was born on June 14, 1864 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States. Son of Elisha (Doctor of Medicine and Harriet Ann (Grose) C.
Preparatory education, Boston Latin School. Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1887. Doctor of Medicine Harvard University, 1890.
D.S., Boston University, 1938. Doctor Humane Letters, Tufts College, 1945. Studied in Europe, Freiburg, Vienna, and Berlin.
Professor laryngology, Tufts College Medical, now emeritus professor. Consultant in nose, throat and ear department Boston Dispensary, also of Roxbury and Booth hospitals, Walter E. Fernold State school and Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children. Consultant in laryngology, New England Deaconess Hospital.
Member of staff N.E. Baptist Hospital. Chief surgeon medical staff, Aleppo Temple. Lecturer dental hygiene Forsyth Dental Infirmary.
Volunteered for service with United States Medical Corps, September 24, 1918.
Fellow American Laryngol., Rhinological and Otological Society, N.E. Otolaryngol. Society, American Academy Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology, American College Surgeons. Member of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Society Examining Physicians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, S.A.R. (Boston chapter), Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, National Geography Society, Harvard Brotherhood of Brookline, Theta Delta Chi, Phi Chi, Phi Beta Kappa.
Member of Executive Committee and trustee Boston University. Mason (32 degree, K.T.). Clubs: Boston City, University, Harvard, Algonquin, Appalachian Mountain, Tufts College.