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Law at St. Louis, after which he entered the office of Col. H. M.
Phillips, of Poplar Bluff, one of the most able attorneys of the state;
passing the Missouri State examination, he was admitted to the bar
and practiced there for three years, then entered the law department of
Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee, from which he has
the degree, LL. B. Mr. Vaughn came to Arizona in 1905, taught
school in Duncan, and his w r ife, w r ho was also a teacher, taught
at Franklin, a nearby district. He subsequently started the
Duncan Arizonian, which became one of the strongest weeklies in the
State, always active in the interest of purity in State, County and Na-
tional politics. In 1909 he was made Clerk of the Board of Supervis-
ors in Graham County. In 1910 he was one of the organizers of the
Duncan Telephone Company, of which he has since been secretary.
In April, 1912, Gov. Hunt appointed him with John J. Hawkins,
ex-Justice of the Supreme Court, and Hon. John T. Dunlap, as com-
missioners to select a site for the Industrial School. They chose for
the site the abandoned Federal Military Fort with buildings worth



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Loren Felix Vaughn

$241,000.00 and two thousand acres of fine land in Graham County.
During the campaign for delegates to the Democratic National Con-
vention of 1912, Mr. Vaughn was entrusted with the management of
Gov. Folk's interest in Arizona, being a personal friend of the famous
governor. He is a State Committeeman, and has the happy fortune of
having been in the Wilson procession working for Gov. Wilson's nom-
ination before the Baltimore Convention. Mr. Vaughn is the son of
Spencer Edwards and Sarah Jane Lamar Vaughn, and was married in
1904 to Miss Lena King, a native of Hardin, Mo.; they have two
children, Jane and Loren Felix, Jr.



GEORGE U. YOUNG was born at Hamburg, Indiana, February 10,
1867, where his parents, John Alexander and Mary Wilson Young
resided for many years. When he was thirteen years of age the
family removed to Kansas. Mr. Young has been practically self-
educated, and at the age of fifteen began teaching school at his home
in Kansas. Here, too, he studied law and was admitted to the bar
in 1890. He came to Arizona shortly after and for three years was
engaged in railroad construction, afterwards working as both fireman



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George U. Young



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and engineer on the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. He was later
elected principal of the schools of Williams, in which position he
served four years and acquired the ownership of the "Williams News."
He was also associated with Captain William O'Neill in the promo-
tion of the Grand Canyon Railroad. O'Neill's death in Cuba left the
entire responsibility of the western interests in the proposition upon
Mr. Young, and it was through his efforts and sacrifices that the
road was built. In 1903 he became actively interested in mining and
has since done much towards the development of this one of Arizona's
resources, and is at present President and General Manager of the
Young Mines Company, Ltd., and the Madizelle Mining Company.
For several years he was Territorial Secretary of Arizona. Mr.
Young is prominently known throughout the entire State. In poli-
tics he is a Republican and takes an active part in the campaigns of
his party. He has for some time been generally spoken of as the
Progressive candidate for Governor at the coming election. From a
legal, business and political standpoint, Mr. Young stands deservedly
high in the esteem of his fellow citizens, and stands for pure religion
without regard to sect or church. Mr. Young was married Septem-
ber 26, 1900, to Miss Mary E. Smith, of Williams, Arizona. They
make their home in Phoenix.



A. Y. WRIGHT, attorney and capitalist of Douglas, is a native of
Iowa, the son of Lyman and Sarah Hagerman Wright, who were
pioneers of that state. Mr. Wright was educated in the Epworth
Seminary, at Epworth, la., and afterwards attended the Northwestern
University at Mt. Vernon. Having been admitted to the bar in
1876, he practiced first in Nebraska, where he served a term as prose-
cuting attorney, and in 1890 went to California where again he
served as prosecuting attorney, having been appointed for one year.
He remained in California until 1904, when he came to Arizona and
settled in Douglas. During the short time that Judge Wright has
been here he has built up an excellent practice, and has become one of
the well kno\vn attorneys of the state. Besides being local representa-
tive of R. G. Dun & Company, the financial authorities, in which
capacity he has served for twenty-five years in various places, he is
attorney for the Pawney Mining Company, secretary of the Arizona
& Mexico Railroad Company and secretary of the Arizona Realty
Corporation. He also holds a commission as notary public. He is a
well known figure in fraternal life, being a Mason of high standing,
a member of the Blue Lodge, Royal Arch and Knights Templar. He
i-j Drill Master for the Knights Templar, having qualified for the
latter position during the Civil War; he has also been Patron of the
Eastern Star. Judge Wright was married in 1884 to Miss Sarah
Reynolds, and to the union have been born two children, L. C. and
Olive.



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JOHN J. HAWKINS, who is one of the best known, and considered
one of the best informed and ablest attorneys in the state, came to
Arizona in 1883. He is recognized as an authority on mining law, but
his practice is general, and is the largest in Northern Arizona. He

was born in Saline
County, Mo., January
4, 1855, and is the son
of George Scott and
Frances Gauldin
Hawkins. He was ed-
ucated at William Jew-
ell College and the
University of Missouri,
studied law with Hon-
orable Thomas Shackle-
ford, Glasgow, Mo.,
was admitted to the
bar of that state in
1878, and there until
1883 he continued the
practice of his profes-
sion. In the latter year
he came to Arizona to
make his home, and in
the almost thirty years
that Judge Hawkins
has been a resident of
the state he has made
and maintained a re-
cord that is unexcelled. He was soon selected Judge of the Probate
Court of Yavapai County, and has held numerous positions in the
Territory, among them Territorial Auditor, member of Council in the
Legislative Assembly, and Justice of the Supreme Court. He has also
been President of the Arizona Bar Association and Northern Arizona
Bar Association ; member of the General Council of the American Bar
Association, and is now Vice President of the American Bar Associa-
tion for Arizona, and was delegate to the Universal Congress of Law-
yers and Jurists, at St. Louis, in 1904. Judge Hawkins is a member
of the P. E. Church and an earnest worker in its behalf, being Chan-
cellor of the Missionary District of Arizona, and on two occasions has
been Lay Delegate to the General Convention. He is a member of
the National Geographic Society, the American Academy of Political
and Social Science and of the Chamber of Commerce at Prescott ; is a
prominent Mason, belonging to both the Mystic Shrine and Knights
Templar, as well as to the Yavapai Club and the California Club. He
was married May 5, 1885, to Miss Olive Birch, of Glasgow, Mo.




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Edward M. Doe



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EDWARD M. DOE was born at Cabot, Vermont, January 20, 1850,
and is the son of Doctor John and Lemira Damon Doe. He was
graduated frim the University of Iowa with a B. S. Degree in 1870,
and with an LL. D. Degree in 1871. In the latter year he was ad-
mitted to the bar in the State of Iowa, and practiced in Iowa City
for a number of years. Since 1887 he has been a resident of Flagstaff.
In 1891 Governor Irwin appointed him first District Attorney of
Coconino County, and from 1902 to 1908 he filled the same office by
election. He was associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Terri-
tory from May, 1909, to January, 1912, and was also a member of
the Constitutional Convention, but refused to sign the Constitution be-
cause of some of its provisions which he considered radical. Learned,
courteous, a true gentleman of the Old School, Judge Doe is reputed
to have the finest legal mind in the State of Arizona. Mrs. Doe is a

woman of charming personality and brilliant mind, well read and
thoroughly conversant with the leading questions of the day. Judge
Doe is a member of the Yavapai Club of Prescott, and an honorary
member of the Anglers Club, of Boston, Mass.



JOHN HENRY CAMPBELL, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of Arizona from March 17, 1905, until the beginning of statehood,
was born in the State of Illinois in September, 1868, and is the son of
William J. and Milla Smith Campbell. His early education was
obtained in the public schools of Illinois, and he afterwards attended
Columbian University, receiving therefrom in 1891 the degree of
LL. B. and in 1892 that of LL. M. During the time he was working
for these degrees he was employed in the Treasury Department at
Washington, where he remained for six years. In 1894, however,
having been admitted to the practice of law, he was appointed to a
position in the Department of Justice, being made attorney in charge
of pardons. This position he held until 1901, when he removed to
Arizona, which he has made his permanent home. From 1902 to
1905 he served as Assistant United States Attorney for Arizona, which
position he held until he became Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court. Judge Campbell was married in Washington, D. C., April 15,
1890, to Miss Estella Freet, of that city. He is a Republican in poli-
tics, and one of the foremost men of the state in a professional and
political sense, as well as a man whose judgment in all matters per-
taining to the general or civic welfare is greatly relied upon, and
whose opinion and advice on questions of the day are much sought
after. He is a member of the order of Knights of Pythias and is a
Past Grand Chancellor of the domain of Arizona.



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Fletcher Morris lioa.n



FLETCHER MORRIS DOAN. lawyer and jurist, was born at Circle-
ville, Pickaway County, Ohio, July 21, 1846, and is the son of John
and Maria Doan. He received his early education in the public
schools of Circleville and afterward entered Ohio Wesleyan Univers-
ity, at Delaware, Ohio, from which he was graduated with the degree
A. B. in 1867 and A. M. in 1872. He was also graduated from the
Albany School at Albany, N. Y., with the degree LL. B. He was
admitted to the practice of la\v before the Supreme Court of Missouri
in 1869 and was a member of the Pike County Bar. He came to
Arizona in 1888 and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court
of the Territory, and served as District Attorney for Pinal County
from 1894 to 1897, in which latter y?ar h was appointed Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court and Judge of the Second Judicial Dis-
trict of Arizona, retaining this position until Arizona became a State
on February 14th, 1912, when he resumed the practice of law in
Tombstone, the county seat of Cochise County, and the home of
Judge Doan. During his early years in Arizona his friends and him-



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self spent a large sum of money and much of their time and energy in
an effort to make a success of the South Gila Canal, which was in-
tended to irrigate 150,000 acres of valley and mesa land in Yuma
County ; and while the attempt failed at the time, through the con-
tinued efforts of some of his friends and Captain Woodworth, the
original promoter has enlisted a vast amount of French capital and
hopes the system will yet become a complete success. Judge Doan is a
Republican in his political views, and a Methodist in his religious af-
filiations. In 1873 he married Miss Anna Murray, daughter of Hon-
orable Samuel F. and Frances Murray, at Bowling Green, Mo. He
was Grand Templar of the Independent Order of Good Templars in
1898, and Grand Master of the Masonic Order from November,
1908, to February, 1910, and Grand Patron of the Order of the
Eastern Star in 1910. In addition to the duties of his profession,
Judge Doan has always been associated with business interests in Ari-
zona, and he is at present president of the Arizona Bank & Trust
Company of Douglas.



ERNEST WILLIAM LEWIS is a native of the Keystone State, having
been born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, December 27, 1875, and is the
son of George R. and Nancy MacLane Lewis. He was educated
primarily in the public schools and was afterwards graduated from the
University of Minnesota. Having completed his course in law, he
was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona in 1900,
and engaged in practice in Phoenix, which he continued until 1909.
From 1903 until 1909 he also acted as Reporter of the Supreme Court
of the Territory, and in the latter year was chosen Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court, his term in this capacity having expired with
the admission of Arizona to statehood. Judge Lewis has resumed pri-
vate practice in Globe and is rated one of the most able attorneys in
the state. Judge Lewis is a Republican in politics, a consistent mem-
ber of the Episcopalian Church, and a member of the Masons, Knights
Templar and Mystic Shrine. He was married February 19, 1902, to
Miss Ethel May Orme, of Phoenix.



JUDGE ALBERT C. BAKER was born at Girard, Russell County,
Alabama, February 15, 1845, and is a graduate of the East Alabama
Male College. He served two and one-half years in the Confederate
Army as color bearer for Waddell's Battalion of Artillery. When yet
a young man he moved to Missouri, thence to California, and subse-
quently located in Phoenix, Arizona, in the early part of 1879 and
opened a law office. His skill and tact as a lawyer soon became com-
mon knowledge in Arizona and today he is practically without a rival
in the State in the conduct of a case before a jury. The published law
reports and the dockets of the courts bear abundant evidence of his
activities. Scarcely a case of great importance has been tried in the



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State for a decade in which he has not appeared as counsel for one
side or the other. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Conven-
tion from Maricopa County and in that body was of great service to
the State. He espoused the cause of many of the new features in the
Constitution without becoming hysterical or dangerously radical.
Judge Baker was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
Arizona by President Cleveland and filled that high office for one
term with great credit to himself and great satisfaction to the people.
His written opinions are unaffected, short, simple, direct and blaze the
way so clearly that there is no room to doubt w r hat is precisely decided.
As a judge he was upright, honest and fearless. Judge Baker is
blessed w r ith the happy faculty of dressing up a thought in a way that
appeals with great force to the emotions. At a banquet before the
City Club of Phoenix he once paid a tribute that is worthy of preser-
vation to the pioneers of Arizona. He said : "The soldier leads an
assault in the blare of trumpets and the roll of drums. It lasts but a
minute. He know T s that whether he lives or dies immortal fame is his
reward. It is not so with the pioneer. When this soldier of peace
assaults the wilderness no bugle sounds the charge. The forest, the
desert, the savage beast and savage man lurk to ambush him; he
blazes the trails, fells the trees, turns the streams and plants his rude
stakes; his self-possessed soul keeps its fingers on his lips and no lamen-
tations are heard. When civilization joyously comes w T ith unsoiled
sandals over the trails he has blazed, and homes and temples spring up
on the soil he has broken, his youth is gone, hope is chastened into
silerce and he sinks into a dreamless bivouac under the stars. The
world merely sponges his name from the slate and self satisfied civili-
zation accepts his toil without compensation and frowns w T ith horror
at his rough and rugged ways. But he is content. The shadows of
the wilderness have been chased away, the savage beast and savage
man have fled, the fields ripen to yellow grain and seats of learning
and temples of w r orship dot the plains; the perfume of flowers and
songs of children gladden all the land and he smiles upon the younger
generation and is content."- By J. W. Spear.

ALEXANDER B. BAKER, attorney-at-law, junior member of the firm
of Baker & Baker, of Phoenix, was born in that city May 23, 1889,
and is the son of Albert Cornelius and Mary J. Alexander Baker.
Mr. Baker was educated in the public schools of Phoenix, and after
being graduated from the high school, began the study of law in the
office of his father, with whom he is now associated. Shortly after-
ward he took up the study of law in the University of Michigan,
from which he was graduated in 1910, immediately thereafter was
admitted to practice in Arizona and entered his father's office as part-
ner. Mr. Baker is very well known among the younger attorneys and
coming of a line of able attorneys who reached the pinnacle of honor
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to become one of Arizona's foremost attorneys. His father, Honor-
able A. C. Baker, was at one time Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of Arizona. Mr. Baker is a member of the Knights of Columbus,
among whom he is very active, and prominent as a lecturer.




I>avicl Richardson



Frank M. Doan



RICHARDSON & DOAN, attorneys-at-law, have been associated in
business in Douglas since 1907, when they established their partner-
ship, and during that time they have handled many cases, their prac-
tice before the Supreme Court being unusually large. David Richard-
son is a native of Texas, having been born in Crockett, September 21,
1865. His parents, J. D. and Cora Hazlett Richardson, were among
the early pioneers of that vicinity. Frank Doan, the other member of
the firm, is a native of Missouri, having been born in Bowling Green,
on February 28, 1877. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher M.
Doan, who are mentioned elsewhere in this work. Mr. Richardson
was educated and studied law in Texas, and was admitted to practice
in Galveston twenty-three years ago. In 1897 his health broke down
and he removed to El Paso, Texas, and continued the practice of his
profession there until 1900, when he first came to Arizona. He lo-
cated in Nogales, where he remained until 1903, then moved to Doug-
las, which has since been his home. A few years ago he was married
to Miss Angela Lisbony, who since their residence in Douglas has
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is known throughout the State as an able attorney, a genial, sociable
man, and his friends are legion. Frank M. Doan came to Arizona in
1888, his destination having been the hottest place in the State, where
his father was interested in an irrigation project. He attended the
common schools and afterward went to Leland Stanford University,
where he was graduated with the degree LL. B. in 1901 and admit-
ted to practice in the State of California. In 1903 he was admitted
to practice before the Supreme Court of Arizona and became asso-
ciated with Messrs. Hereford & Hazzard, of Tucson, where he re-
mained until he came to Douglas, in March, 1907. Mr. Doan is a
member of the Elks and Masons, and while in college was a member
of the Phi Delta Phi, a legal fraternity. He was recently married to
Miss Florence H. House, who has been identified with the social life
of Douglas for several years. The firm of Richardson & Doan has
been eminently successful and the relationship of the partners most
pleasant, but at the beginning of 1913 the partnership was dissolved,
and Mr. Doan entered into partnership with his father, Fletcher M.
Doan, of Tombstone, while Mr. Richardson has continued his general
practice in Douglas.



SELIM M. FRAXKLIX was born in San Bernardino, California,
October 19th, 1859. He is a son of Maurice A. Franklin, one of
the pioneer merchants of California, who came there in 1849 from
Liverpool, England. His mother was Miss Victoria Jacobs. Mr.
Franklin was educated in California and was graduated from the
State University in 1882, then entered the law department of the
same institution, from which he was graduated in 1883 and was ad-
mitted to the Bar of California the same year. He then came to
Tucson and commenced the practice of law. He was elected to the
Thirteenth Territorial Legislature, and during the session he was
active in behalf of the Bill creating the University of Arizona, was
instrumental in having the same passed, and served as a member of
the Board of Regents for a number of years. In 1886 Mr. Franklin
was City Attorney of Tucson and was Assistant United States Attor-
ney for a time. He was also a member of the Capitol Site Commis-
sion who selected the site for the present Capitol in Phoenix. Mr.
Franklin is the only surviving member of the Pima County repre-
sentation to the Territorial Convention which nominated Mark
Smith for his first term in Congress. He is now practicing law and
has been in Tucson since 1883. He is a member of the Masons and
Elks, also of the Old Pueblo Club of Tucson. His wife was Miss
Henrietta Herring, daughter of the late Colonel William Herring of
Tucson, one of the ablest attorneys of Arizona. They have four
children, Marjorie, Gladys, Mary Inslee and Selim Herring.



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JAMES R. DUNSEATH, attorney at law and U. S. Commissioner,
was born in Belfast, Ireland, December 20, 1873, but at the age of
fourteen removed to Toronto, Canada, with his parents. He w r as
educated in the Ontario Model School of Toronto, and the Collegiate

Institute in connection with the
University of Toronto. Mr.
Dunseath then removed with his
parents to Michigan, where he
took up newspaper work and
finished his trade as a practical
printer. In 1898 he was gradu-
ated from the Detroit College of
Law with the degree of LL. B.
He was immediately admitted
to practice before the Supreme
Court of Michigan, and entered
upon the practice of his profes-
sion in Detroit. Later he took
the examination and was admit-
ted to practice in Ohio, and
forming a partnership with an-
other attorney, made Toledo his
headquarters. Business in con-
nection with some mining prop-
erties in which he was interested
necessitated his making a trip to
Morenci in 1902, and seeing the
wonderful opportunities afford-
ed in this state for a young man
of energy and experience, he de-
cided to make Arizona his fu-
ture field of effort. He located
Morenci and was admitted



in

to practice before the Supreme
Court of Arizona. For about
three years he was in charge of the Morenci Leader, which became a
power in Graham County politics. After recovering from an attack of
typhoid fever, his health requiring a lower altitude, he removed to
Tucson, where he was appointed to fill a vacancy as Deputy Clerk of
the District Court. This position he held for six months, and resigned
to take up the practice of law in the office of Mr. Frank Hereford,
with whom he was associated for several years. Mr. Dunseath makes
a specialty of land and mining law, and in this, as in corporation and
probate work, he is becoming recognized as one of the leading young
lawyers of the Southwest. In 1910 he again became Deputy Clerk of
the District Court, which office he resigned February 1, 1912. He




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was Supreme Court Reporter from 1908-1912, which position he also
resigned upon the admission of Arizona to statehood, when he was
appointed U. S. Commissioner at Tucson. Mr. Dunseath is a member
of the K. of P. and Moose and an official in each, and a member of the
local Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges. In politics he is a Republican,
and has done excellent work for his party in both Graham and Pima
Counties. He married Miss Irene P. Hanavan, and they have one
son, James Elliott Dunseath.



DAVID BENSHIMOL, attorney at law, as a result of the activity
shown by him in behalf of the Progressive Party, has become one of
the best known men in the state, and to him is due in large part the
excellent showing made in the state, in Cochise County especially, by

his party. Versatile,
well read, possessing a
pleasing personality and
the ability to express
himself clearly and for-
cibly, he conducted a



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