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William Lyon Bennett, American judge. member firm of Doolittle, Stoddard & Bennett, later Doolittle & Bennett, and Fay & Bennett; Member New Haven Company Bar Association, New Haven Colony History Society; Club: Quinnipiack.

Background

Bennett, William Lyon was born on May 19, 1848 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Honorary Thomas and Mary Ann (Hull) Bennett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1869. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University Law School, 1871.

Career

Practiced, New Haven, since 1871. Member firm of Doolittle, Stoddard & Bennett, later Doolittle & Bennett, and Fay & Bennett. Instructor law (contracts, sales and insurance), Yale University Law School, since 1905.

Judge Court of Common Pleas, New Haven Company, 1905-1908. Judge Superior Court of Connecticut, 1908-1918. Retired by age; state referee.

Corporate Counsel city of New Haven, 1918-1923.

Membership

Member firm of Doolittle, Stoddard & Bennett, later Doolittle & Bennett, and Fay & Bennett. Member New Haven Company Bar Association, New Haven Colony History Society. Club: Quinnipiack.

Connections

Children: Mistress.

father:
Honorary Thomas Bennett

mother:
Mary Ann (Hull) Bennett

child:
Mrs Bennett