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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...as her parents settled in Ralls County in 1829. The mother was a granddaughter of John Paulding, immortalized as an actor in one of the Republic's historical events, being one of the three young men who captured Major Andre. Of the nine sons born to this couple, four became lawyers. James H. was the eldest son, and was born on a farm in Ralls County, Jiuie 9, 1854. The instruction of James H. was begun in the district school near his home, from where he progressed to Rensaeller Academy, a locally famous institution of Ralls County a generation ago. Next he took a thorough course at the State Normal at Kirksville, and then entering the law department of the State University, graduated in 1886. The attendance at the University Law School was somewhat in the nature of a postgraduate course, as he had posted ahead of regular events, and by hard study had so far become proficient in the law that he was able to pass the prescribed examination, and was admitted to the bar in Worth C0iiiitY» Apfil 27, 1881. In September following his graduation in June, 1886, he l0Cated at Paris, in Monroe County, where he has lived and labored ever since. _ Though he has been in professional life little more than a decade, he enjoys a practice to-day that is the envy of many attorneys of larger experience. After locating at París, 1115 brilliancy and evident ability were excellent passports to the favor of that P0Pi@» and _he mal' be said to have at once sprung into a good practice. In 1888 the people elected him Pi'0SCl1ting Attorney of Monroe County, and again in 1890 as his own successor.' His oñicial record is a good one, and tells in the most emphatic terms of the zeal and ability he bioiight to bear in the administration of the affairs o...
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