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William Bewley (October 21, 1878 – November 6, 1953) was an American businessman and politician from New York.

LifeEdit

He was born on October 21, 1878, in Lockport, Niagara County, New York,[1] the son of Joseph Bewley and Mary (Howe) Bewley. He attended the public schools in Lockport, and Clark's Business School in Buffalo, New York.[2] In 1901, he married Helen Margaret Dickson (died 1921).

Bewley was a member of the New York State Assembly (Niagara Co., 1st D.) in 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919; and was Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industries from 1916 to 1919.

On November 22, 1922, he married Blanche Lovina Clark. In 1925, he established with his brother a canning factory in Middleport.[3]

He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1927 and 1928.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1939 to 1948, sitting in the 162nd, 163rd, 164th, 165th and 166th New York State Legislatures.

He died on November 6, 1953, in Lockport City Hospital in Lockport, New York.[4]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ New York Red Book (1918; pg. 136)
  2. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Terry White (1962; pg. 536)
  3. ^ New York Red Book (1927; pg.63)
  4. ^ WILLIAM BEWLEY, 75, EX-STATE LEGISLATOR in the New York Times on November 7, 1953 (subscription required)
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Frank Mead Bradley
New York State Assembly
Niagara County, 1st District

1914–1919
Succeeded by
David E. Jeffery
Preceded by
Mark T. Lambert
New York State Assembly
Niagara County, 1st District

1927–1928
Succeeded by
Fayette E. Pease
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William H. Lee
New York State Senate
47th District

1939–1944
Succeeded by
Henry W. Griffith
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
52nd District

1945–1948
Succeeded by
Earl W. Brydges