William Sohmer


William Sohmer

William Sohmer (May 26, 1852 Kingdom of Württemberg - 1929) was an American politician.

Life

He came with his parents in 1858 to New York where his brother Hugo founded Sohmer & Co. In 1872, he entered the insurance business, and became head of the Niagara Fire Insurance Company.

He was Democratic member from New York County of the New York State Assembly from 1890 to 1892. Afterwards he was appointed a Deputy Tax Commissioner.

In 1894, he was defeated when running for Sheriff of New York County. In 1895 he was elected New York County Register, and in 1897 New York County Clerk.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1907 to 1908.

He was New York State Comptroller from 1911 to 1914, elected in 1910 on the Democratic, and re-elected in 1912 on the Democratic and Independence League tickets, and defeated in 1914 for re-election running on both tickets again.

He was a delegate to the 1912 Democratic National Convention.

He was Treasurer of the Society of St. Tammany from 1910 on.

ources

* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/soapy-solwin.html The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Snyderman to Sombati ] at politicalgraveyard.com Political Graveyard
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E05E1DF1231E033A25752C1A9679D94659ED7CF] The camapign expenses, in NYT on November 11, 1894
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B05E0D9113DE433A25752C1A9669D94649ED7CF] The Tammany nominees, in NYT on October 11, 1895
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A00E1DA123CE433A25753C1A9679D94669ED7CF] The campaign expenses, in NYT on November 10, 1897
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9B00E2D81239E433A25752C0A9669D946196D6CF] The Democratic candidates, in NYT on October 1, 1910
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D03E5DE133CE633A25757C0A9669D946396D6CF] The Democratic candidates, in NYT on October 4, 1912
* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,737464-2,00.html] Death notice in TIME Magazine on March 4, 1929


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