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Lawyers and Poetry
William Dunham Snow
William Snow was born on February 2, 1822, at Webster, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the Columbia Law School in 1876 and practiced law in New York City. He was the author of several anti-slavery poems and contributed to magazines. Snow "invented a successful carburettor, a gas-regulator, a themostatic apparatus for the maintenance of equal heat for furnace, and a system for facsimile telegraphy."
[Source: Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century 870 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)]