William L. Ward

William Lukens Ward, Congressman from New York.

William Lukens Ward (September 2, 1856 – July 16, 1933) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Pemberwick, town of Greenwich, Connecticut, Ward moved to Port Chester, New York, with his parents in 1863. He attended Friends Seminary, New York City, and the Columbia School of Mines in New York City (class of 1878). He engaged in the manufacture of bolts, nuts, and rivets in Port Chester, New York.

Ward served as chairman of the Republican State committee for several years. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899).

After his term ended, Ward resumed his former manufacturing pursuits in Port Chester. He served as member of the Republican National Committee 1904–1912.

Ward died in New York City, July 16, 1933. He was interred in the family mausoleum in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, New York.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin L. Fairchild
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Q. Underhill