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     William R. Judson. a New Haven engraver, was born in Middletown. New York, Novem-ber 9, 1879, a son of William H. and Isabelle (Howbert) Judson, both of whom are natives of the Empire state. The father engaged in business as a contractor and builder and has remained in New York throughout his entire life, being now sixty-nine years of age, while his wife has reached the age of sixty-eight years. They are the parents of four children: Nehemiah, who is living in Waterbury; Mrs. Ada Nine, residing on Long Island; and Mrs. Gussie Horton, also on Long Island.
     The other member of the family and the second in order of birth is William R. Judson, who attended school in New York, passing through consecutive grades to the high school and afterward pursuing an academic course. He then took up the upholstering business, which he learned thoroughly and which he followed for five years. Later he served an apprenticeship at the engraver's trade and in 1905, he came to New Haven with E. Lehman & Son. In 1909 he established an engraving business on his own account and has since built up a large and satisfactory business. The work of his establishment is of the highest grade. He maintains advanced standards and the excellence of his product has insured to him a business which is steadily growing.
     On the 24th of June, 1903, Mr. Judson was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Augusta Williams, of Meriden, Connecticut, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of Meriden. Mrs. Judson is a graduate of the Meriden high school and is well known socially in New Haven, and the hospitality of their home is greatly enjoyed by their many friends.
     Mr. and Mrs. Judson are members of Christ church of West Haven, and in his political views Mr. Judson is independent. He is not remiss in the duties of citizenship and gives his aid and support to many measures for the general good; but he does not seek office as a reward for his loyalty. His attention is largely given to his business affairs and as a self-made man he has gained a creditable record, being regarded today as one of the representative business men and manufacturers of this city.

Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County


Volume II

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The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 

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