Ebenezer WALDEN was Buffalo’s very first lawyer in 1806. When the village of Buffalo was originally organized, Walden was there. He was a trustee of the newly chartered Bank of Niagara, member of The Buffalo Harbor Company, Vice-President of the Niagara County Agricultural Society, he became the first judge of Erie County Court in 1823. In 1832, when Buffalo was incorporated into a city, Walden became the first Alderman for the fifth ward. He then became Mayor of Buffalo in 1838.