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Former Town Justice to Speak at Hamilton's Class and Charter Day


Eleanor Wertimer, who served as Kirkland townjustice for two decades, will speak at Hamilton College's annual Class andCharter Day Convocation on Friday, May 3, at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel. Herspeech, "Women on the Hill: Veni, Vidi, Vici," is free and open to the generalpublic.

A native of Buffalo and a graduate of Smith College, Wertimer returned to herhometown to earn a law degree from the University of Buffalo. In 1952, shemoved to Clinton with her husband, Sidney Wertimer, Jr., who recently retiredfrom Hamilton as the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Economics andthe College Marshal.

During her career, Wertimer has served the community in a variety ofcapacities. Prior to becoming town justice, she was an attorney for the OneidaCounty Department of Social Services and executive director of Family Servicesof Greater Utica. Wertimer also has served on various boards, including theClinton School Board, the YWCA, Childrens Hospital, the Utica Chapter of theAmerican Red Cross and the Greater Utica United Way, which she is currentlyassisting as a loaned executive. In 1995, she was awarded the DistinguishedService Award from the SUNY Institute of Technology for her many communitycontributions.

In addition to Wertimer's speech, Hamilton's a capella singing groupswill perform as well as the Brass Choir. Class and Charter Day is a communityevent that recognizes and celebrates Hamilton students' meritoriousachievements.

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