William H. Hollister, Jr.
William H. Hollister, Jr.

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

WILLIAM H. HOLLISTER, JR. was born in. the village of Coxsackie, Greene Co., in this State, Oct. 11, 1847. His father's name is Wm. H. Hollister, a life-long resident of that town. His early education was obtained in a district school, and later at the Coxsackie Academy. In the spring of 1865 he entered Phillips Academy, at Andover, Mass., preparatory to entering college. He finished his preparatory course at the Hudson River Institute, at Claverack, Columbia Co., N. Y. In the fall of 1866 he entered Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., and graduated in the class of 1870.

Immediately upon graduation he received an appointment to the census bureau in Washington, where he continued for one year. In the fall of 1871 he came to Troy and entered the law-office of Edward F. Bullard, with whom he studied for three years, and was admitted to the bar Sept. 11, 1874. He was at once received into partnership with Mr. Bullard, and the partnership continued under the name of Bullard & Hollister until the spring of 1878. He is now practicing alone. In the spring of 1878 he was elected school commissioner for the city of Troy.

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