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William Arthur, only son of Calvin L. and Mary N. (White) Judd, was born in Geneva, New York, October 12, 1858. His education was acquired in the public schools of his native city, and he came with his parents to Clifton Springs in 1866. For two years he was engaged in the drug business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and upon his return to Clifton Springs established himself in the same line of business in association with E. W. Briggs, the firm name being Briggs & Judd. After a time he purchased the interest of his partner and continued the business alone for seven years. He then sold this concern and engaged in the manufacturing business, forming a partnership with J. 1. Bostwick, and doing business under the style of Bostwick & Judd. At the expiration of three years he purchased the sole rights of this enterprise and then formed a partnership with 1. L. Leland, the firm operating as Judd & Leland for three years. The business was then incorporated under the name of The Judd & Leland Company, as which it is conducted at the present time (1910) . They manufacture automobile pumps, tinware and leather goods, and their annual output is an enormous one and highly profitable. Mr. Judd has served as trustee of the village of Clifton Springs and as school trustee for a number of years. He is a member of the Methodist church and is clerk of the board of trustees. He is affiliated in various capacities with the following organizations: Formerly member of Sincerity Lodge, No. Zoo, now (1910) of Newark Lodge, No. 83, Free and Accepted Masons; Newark Chapter, No. 117, Royal Arch Masons; Zenobia Commandery, No. 41, Knights Templar; Damascus Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; has served as grand sword bearer of the state of New York; member of the K. O. T. M.; secretary of the insurance department of the Knights of Phythias.
Mr. Judd married. December 27, 1882, Addie, daughter of Marvin Hill, of Palmyra, New York. Children: Bessie N., now (1910) assistant pastor of Centenary Church, of Syracuse; Mary H., preceptress of the Andover high school, New York; Ruth Wright, student in the high school; Leland, also student in the high school.