Hon. Wm. L. Joy, president of the Sioux national bank of Sioux City, and member of the law firm of Joy & Wright, was born in Townshend, Winham County, Vt.; came to this city in 1855, and engaged in the practice of his profession with N.E. Hudson; he entered the present partnership in 1868. Mr. Joy was elected to the State legislature in 1864, and again in 1866.