William H. Belcher biography

WILLIAM H. BELCHER, Paterson, born on the 17th of December, 1851, in Eagle Valley, N. Y., is the son of John and Eleanor Belcher, and was educated in the common schools. He studied law in Walden, Orange county, N. Y., in the office of Lewis Hasbrouck, and also with Eugene Erley and Peter Ryle, at Paterson, N. J., and was admitted to the bar of New Jersey as attorney in February, 1890, and as counselor in the same month in 1893.

Source: John Whitehead, The Judicial and Civil History of New Jersey (Boston: Boston History Co., 1897), Part II, p. 7.