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William James Florence,, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1965, New York (United States District Court (southern district)) 1965, New York (United States District Court (eastern district)) 1965, (United States Supreme Court) 1970.


Florence,, William James was born on June 18, 1934 in West Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of William James and Dorothy Clarisse (Mayo) Florence.


Bachelor, Lafayette College, 1956. Juris Doctor, Syracuse University, 1964.


Associate James Dempsey, Peekskill, New York, 1964—1968. Partner Dempsey, Spring, O'Keefe & Florence, 1968—1975. Predecessor firms Dempsey, McCaffrey & Florence, Dempsey, O'Keefe & Florence, Dempsey, Spring, O'Keefe, 1968—1975.

Sole practice Peekskill, since 1975. Faculty member American Banking Institute, since 1971. Director, Corporate Counsel Hipotronics, Inc.

Corporate Counsel City of Peekskill, since 1982. Special counsel New York Joint Legislation Com on Insurance Rates, Regulations, 1972—1975, on Judiciary, 1974—1976. Member New York Task Force on Court Reorganization Special.

Counsel Peekskill Community Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Hospital. Chairman Yorktown United Fund, 1968. Vice president, director United Fund of North Westchester, 1968—1970.

Chairman Yorktown Conservation Advisory Council, 1968—1972. Campaign treasurer New York State Senator Bernard G. Gordon, 1973—1974. Campaign chairman Congressman Hamilton Fish., Junior, 1974.

With United States Army, 1957-1959.


Member of American Bar Association, Lincoln Society Peekskill, Association Trial Lawyers American, Peekskill Bar Association, Putnam County Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Tennis., Bedford Golf.


Married Judith Copeland Lawson, November 30, 1957. Children: Susan Forbes, William James.