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John De Witt Warner (Oct. 30, 1851 - May 27, 1925) served as a Congressman for the 13th District of New York State from 1891-1895.

Born on a farm in the town of Reading, New Yorkmarker, Warner moved with his parents to Big Stream (later Glenora), New York, and in 1860 settled in Rock Stream, New York. He completed preparatory studies. He attended the district schools and Starkey Seminary, Eddytown, New York. Warner graduated from Cornell Universitymarker in 1872 and from Albany Law School in 1876. Warner was initiated as a charter member of Cornell's Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon on Feb. 11, 1870. He wrote the lyrics for the Cornell song 1875.

Prior to attending law school, Warner taught at the Ithaca and Albany Academies for four years. Upon graduation, Warner began practicing law in New YorkCity.

Warner was elected as an Alumni Trustee of Cornell in June 1882. Warner was one of the founders of the National Sculpture Society. He also served President of the Art Commission of the City of New York and head of the American Free Trade League.

Warner was president of the American Free Trade League 1905-1909, and served as special counsel for the dock department advising on terminal work in 1911 and 1912. Warner also served on a commission to revise the New York banking laws in 1913.

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