John De Witt WARNER, Congress, NY (1851-1925)


WARNER, John De Witt, a Representative from New York; born on a farm in the town of Reading, Schuyler County, N.Y., October 30, 1851; moved with his parents to Big Stream (later Glenora), N.Y., and in 1860 settled in Rock Stream, Yates County, N.Y.; completed preparatory studies; attended the district schools and Starkey Seminary, Eddytown, N.Y.; was graduated from Cornell University in 1872; edited the Ithaca Daily Leader for a few months; professor in the Ithaca and Albany Academies for four years; was graduated from Albany Law School in 1876; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City in 1877; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of law in New York City; president of the Art Commission of New York City 1902-1905; was president of the American Free Trade League 1905-1909; special counsel for the dock department to advise on terminal work in 1911 and 1912; served on the commission to revise the New York banking laws in 1913; also engaged in literary pursuits; engaged in the practice of law until his death in New York City May 27, 1925; interment in Rock Stream Cemetery, Rock Stream, Yates County, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present