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He is a strong advocate of the Good Roads Movement and a willing
aid to all deserving plans for the upbuilding of the state or the ad-
vertising of its resources and climatic conditions among the resi-
dents of other states. He has, in fact, thoroughly identified himself
with the people of Arizona, particularly with those of his own
county, and the people of Yavapai showed their confidence in him
and their high regard for him by their vote when he was candidate
for representative to the First State Legislature. Mr. Linney is an
enthusiastic worker in the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, a mem-
ber of the Yavapai Club and of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He
brought to the legislature a valuable experience, excellent education
and exceptional energy, and in the first session served on some of the
most important committees, while as Speaker he has amply proven
his merit. Mr. Linney was married in August, 1911, to Miss Ethel
Wood, of Greenville, 111., a graduate of the University of Illinois
and a charming young woman who has become socially popular in
Prescott and vicinity.

[ N A R I Z O X A


Hartwell Henderson Linney

374 W H O ' S W H O

Louis H. CHALMERS, senior member of the firm _of Chalmers &
Kent, one of the strongest in the foremost ranks of the legal profession
in Arizona, is a descendant of a family of Scotch origin, who were
among the early settlers of Virginia and South Carolina, three genera-
tions preceeding Mr. Chalmers having been born in South Carolina.
His grandfather early removed to Ohio, and was one of the pioneer
merchants of Xenia until the Civil War, when he enlisted as Lieu-
tenant of the Seventy-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He died in
Camp Chase in 1861. In the same year Louis H. Chalmers was
born, in Jamestown, Ohio, of which town his mother was also a
native. When Louis was but four years old his mother removed to
Iowa, and he was educated in the public schools of that State, with
the exception of the High School course, which he took in Jamestown,
Ohio. For several years he was editor of a paper in Ohio, during
which time he took up the study of law. In the fall of 1883 he
entered the Cincinnati Law School as a senior, and was graduated
LL. B. the next year. He immediately came west to practice his
profession, and located in Phoenix, where he has since been success-
fully engaged, and in addition to his private practice he has served as
attorney for many of the important concerns of that section. He has
also served as City Attorney several terms, and was one of Maricopa
County's representatives in the 16th Legislature. During this
session he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee and member of
other important ones. Mr. Chalmers is a Democrat, an interested
worker for his party, and has been Secretary of the County Central
Committee. Socially, as professionally, he has many friends. The
establishment of the firm of Chalmers & Kent has meant the associa-
tion of two of the State's keenest attorneys, both of whom have
attained distinction at the bar and in official life, men of special apti-
tude for their chosen profession. Mr. Chalmers was married in
Phoenix to Miss Laura E. Coates, a native of Iowa, and graduate of
a Los Angeles Academy.

EDWARD KENT, Chief Justice of the last Territorial Supreme Court,
was born in Lynn, Mass., August 8, 1862. His father, Edward Kent,
who was elected Governor of Maine in 1868, was mentioned in the
famous political song written about that time, "Have You Heard the
News from Maine?" His mother was formerly Miss Abby Rock-
wood. Judge Kent was a student at Harvard, from which he was
graduated in 1883 with an A. B. degree, and studied law at Columbia
University, from which he was graduated LL. B. in 1887. In the
latter year he was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York, and
immediately engaged in the practice of his profession in New York
City. In 1893 he became a member of the law firm of Butler, Still-
man & Hubbard, of New York City, with whom he was associated
until 1896. In 1897 he removed to Denver, where he lived for five




years. In 1900 he was candidate on the Republican ticket for mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of Colorado, and served as As-
sistant U. S. District Attorney of Colorado during 1901 and 1902.
Judge Kent came to Arizona in 1902, the same year was chosen Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory, and served until Ari-
zona became a State. He is now a member of the firm of Kent &
Chalmers, of Phoenix, well known attorneys. On September 14,
1893, Judge Kent was married to Miss Edith Chadwick, of Balti-
more, Maryland.

GEORGE J. STOXEMAX, of the firm of Stoneman & Ling, of Phoe-
nix, was born at Petersburg, Virginia, May 4, 1868. His early life,
however, was spent in California, where the family had removed, and
there he attended the public schools. He then attended the University
of Michigan and was graduated from the Law Department in 1889.
His first practice was conducted in Seattle, Washington, where he re-
mained several years, during two of which he served as City Clerk.
In 1894 he went to Honolulu, practiced a year there, and returning to
the United States, came to Arizona, located in Globe and at once be-
came closely identified with the interests of this section. His practice
from the beginning was successful, he soon became legal representa-
tive of two of the large mining companies of that district, interested in
mining on his own account and prominent in political affairs. He was
appointed to fill an unexpired term as District Attorney, and was
elected to the same office at the election in November, 1900, on the
Democratic ticket. While acting in this capacity he demonstrated
his ability in a legal way and his aptitude for the administration of
public affairs. He also served as Territorial Railway Commissioner
and member of the Board of Law Examiners. Mr. Stoneman is the
son of General George Stoneman, a man of exceptional attainments,
undisputed honor and of high standing in the army. He received his
military education at West Point and attained the rank of General
during the Civil War, in which he fought in the cause of the Union.
He was later in life placed on the retired list. In politics General
Stoneman was equally distinguished, having been elected Governor of
California in 1883, and his administration was a substantial evidence
of his superior and well-directed judgment. He died in New York
in 1894, having lived there several years previously. George J.
Stoneman removed from Globe to Phoenix in 1911 and established
the present partnership with Mr. Ling, and the firm of Stoneman &
Ling is one of the leading ones in the profession in Maricopa County.
Mr. Stoneman is actively connected with the Masons and Elks, and
is a member of the Society of Cincinnati of Maryland. He is also
a member of the Arizona Bar Association, of which he has served as
President. He married Miss Julia S. Hamrn.














REESE M. LING, Attorney-at-Law, Phoenix, member of the firm
of Stoneman & Ling, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, May 16,
1868. He is the only child of Martin and Mary Reese Ling, both
natives of Ohio. His father was engaged in farming, and was one
of the first to respond to Lincoln's call for volunteers, having served
until Lee's surrender. He was wounded at the battle of Ball's
Bluff, later captured and confined in Libby Prison eighteen months,
where he contracted an illness that eventually resulted in his death
at his Ohio home. Reese Ling attended the public schools, and at
the early age of fourteen entered the State University at Columbus,
which he attended for three years. In 1885 he came to Arizona,
entered the Tempe Normal School, and was graduated in twenty-two
weeks and qualified to teach in the public schools of the Territory.
During his course of study at the Normal, however, he had been
instructor in mathematics and Latin, and after his graduation began
teaching at Prescott, was thus employed for two years, and in the
meantime had taken up the study of law. He then entered the Law
Department of the University of Michigan, from which he was
graduated in 1890, valedictorian of a class numbering 280. He was
admitted to practice in Michigan, but shortly afterw r ard returned to
Prescott, and until recently, when he removed to Phoenix to enter
into his present partnership, was known as one of the successful
attorneys of that city, his practice extending over the entire northern
part of Arizona. Mr. Ling soon became actively interested in poli-
tics, for years has been a recognized force in the Democratic party,
and an able party leader. He was twice elected District Attorney of
Yavapai County, and served many years as City Attorney of Prescott.
At the first State election he w T as candidate for United States Senator,
but was defeated at the primaries. He is a member of the National
Democratic Committee. Mr. Ling has also been largely interested
in mining. He was a member of the Railroad Commission for three
years, and fraternally is connected with the I. O. O. F., A. O .U. W.,
Elks and Knights of Pythias. He is married, his family consisting of
a wife and three sons, one of whom is a practicing attorney at Clifton,
Arizona, and another a law r student at the University of Southern

ELIAS S. CLARK, attorney-at-law, is one of the most prominently
known attorneys in the state. He w r as born June 17, 1862, in Knox
County, Maine, and there was educated in the public schools. When
quite young he came to Arizona, and studied law at Flagstaff, with
Edward M. Doe as his preceptor, was admitted to practice and opened
an office there. In 1897 he was elected District Attorney of Coconino
County and served one term. Later he removed his office to Prescott
and in 1903 he was elected District Attorney of Yavapai County,
filled this position until 1905, and then was appointed Attorney Gen-
eral of the Territory, and in this capacity served throughout Governor
Kibbey's administration. In 1909, at the expiration of his term as



Elias S. Clark


Attorney General, Mr. Clark resumed his private practice in Pres-
cott, where he is now located. Mr. Clark is a member of the Masons
and Elks. He was married in Leavenworth, Kansas, June 9, 1886,
to Miss Ida Coffin. They have three sons, Neil C., Gordon and

O. T. RICHEY, Assistant United States Attorney for Arizona, has
proven by his continued success and gradual advancement in life that
rich relatives and influential friends are by no means essentials to suc-
cess, if one has ambition and is willing to do his part. Beginning as a
"kid" to do odd jobs, such as selling papers, blacking shoes and run-
ning errands, in Leadville, Colorado, when that town was in its
palmy days, in the early eighties, he has always been on the outlook for
opportunities. He ran away from home at the age of 15, going from
Southeastern Kansas to Chicago, and began work on a delivery wagon.
He was soon promoted to the position of clerk, and then to bookkeeper
and accountant. He followed the mercantile business and expert ac-
counting for several years, when he landed in the Manufacturers Na-
tional Bank of Pittsburg, Kansas, as teller. Real estate, loans, insur-
ance and other allied interests received his attention for a time, after
which he became affiliated with the Swift Packing Company as man-
ager of some of their eastern branches, and remained with them for
several years. In 1898 he came to Arizona and engaged in the ice
business at Tucson, also taking a fling at the cattle and general com-
mission and brokerage business throughout the southern part of the
state. Here for the first time he mixed in politics, and during the past
fifteen years has held many political and other positions of trust. Here
also he took up the study of law, w T as admitted to practice in the
Supreme and Federal Courts, and in the practice of his chosen profes-
sion his wide and comprehensive experience in almost every important
line of business has afforded him a training which enables him to ably
cope with the intricate problems constantly met by an attorney. This
training and his strong characteristics have on many occasions been a
powerful aid in the duties devolving upon him in the responsible posi-
tions with which he has been honored. His untiring energy and un-
swerving honesty of purpose have earned for him a reputation which
resulted in his selection by Honorable George W. Wickersham, to his
present position, Assistant United States Attorney for the state. He
is a Progressive Taft Republican in politics. He is a 32nd Degree
Mason, and has held high offices in Masonry, as w r ell as in the Elks,
I. O. O. F., K. of P., and A. O. U. W. organizations, and is also a
former member of the National Guard. Mr. Richer married Miss
Bertha Marsh Judd, of Quebec, Canada, and to the union two child-
ren, Alice H. and George J., have been born. From bootblack to the
important position of Assistant United States Attorney is a long jump,
but the many friends of O. T. Richey think he is still on the "spring
board" of his career.



JOHN C. FOREST, Assistant United States District Attorney for
Arizona, was born on a farm near Wausau, Wisconsin. His father,
Peter N. Forest, was a sawmill man who cleared his land after the
timber had been removed and established a farm in the midst of the
wilderness. Mr. Forest was educated in the public schools of Wau-
sau, and shortly after having been graduated from the high school,
came to Arizona. He reached here in 1889, and engaged in teaching
for some years in Yuma and Yavapai Counties, meanw r hile devoting
his leisure time to the study of law. He completed the course in the
office of the Honorable Henry D. Ross, member of the first Supreme
Court of Arizona, was admitted to practice, and for the first year
thereafter was associated with Judge Ross. Mr. Forest gradually


built up a nice practice, and won recognition in the profession in the
State. He served one term as Assistant District Attorney of Yavapai
under Robert E. Morrison, and in February, 1910, Attorney General
Wickersham appointed him Assistant to United States District Attor-
ney Joseph E. Morrison. His associations in these positions have
been of distinct political value in a professional way, and Mr. Forest
has made the most of the opportunities presented. Mr. Forest is a
Republican and a member of the B. P. O. E. He is Past Exalted
Ruler of Lodge No. 330, at Prescott. Mr. Forest is married and has
one son, John, Jr. At the expiration of his term of office, Mr. Forest
expects to take up private practice of his profession in Phoenix.

JOHN" W. TOMPSOX, Attorney at Law, was born in Scott County,
Kentucky, January 21, 1861. He was educated in the public
schools in his home county and at Georgetown College, studied law
in the office of Judge Lafayette Davvson, of Maryville, Missouri, and
w r as admitted to the bar in Atchinson County in October, 1885.
Since then he has continuously been in the practice of his profession,
until very recently in Missouri, as he located in Phoenix, Arizona, in
the early fall of 1912. During his residence in Missouri Mr.
Tompson attained much prominence in his profession, ranking among
the able attorneys of the State and being well known in the various
legal associations. His record in Arizona in a professional way is
necessarily rather limited, but as a booster of the State, and of Phoenix
especially, he has already established a reputation founded on fact.
Having come here on a business trip a short time ago, Mr. Tompson
was so strongly impressed in favor of Phoenix, its climate and general
outlook, that he decided to make it his permanent residence, and,
with Mrs. Tompson returned in a short time for this purpose.
They have made their home at 1608 W. Monroe Street. Mr.
Tompson has opened an office and during his short stay has been un-
usually successful in becoming acquainted in the business world and
establishing a practice. He is a Democrat and has held various
positions of honor at his former home, having been Chairman of the
County Central Committee, member of the State Committee, alternate
delegate to the National Convention at St. Louis, and delegate to the
State Convention for many years. He has also served as Probate
Judge and Prosecuting Attorney, and served as Special Judge of
Circuit Court on a number of occasions. In 1901 he was Chairman
of the Democratic Congressional Convention at St. Joseph, Missouri,
and lacked but one vote of securing the nomination for Congress at
that Convention. Fraternally he is also well connected, being a mem-
ber of the Masons, Elks, and Venerable Consul of the M. W. A.
Mr. Tompson has two sons. Warren V. and George H. Tompson.
His younger son, George H., is married and now a resident of Phoe-
nix, where he is employed by The Phoenix Hardware Supply Com-



NORMAN J. JOHNSON, County Attorney of Gila County, Arizona,
is a Westerner by birth, having been born about eight miles from
Idaho Springs, Colorado, in 1884, and has spent his entire life in the
West. He was educated in the common schools of Colorado, was
graduated from the Victor High School in 1903, and from the Uni-

Norman J. Johnson

versity of Missouri in 1907, at which time he came to Globe and was
employed at the Miami mine as engineer until he had funds sufficient
to start in the practice of law. He located in Globe on July 25,
1908, and since that time has been in the practice of law in that city.
He was elected County Attorney of Gila County on December 12,
191 1, the only Republican elected in his county.

PATRICK W. O'SULLIVAN, Attorney of Yavapai County, was
until the advent of Statehood, junior partner in the firm of Ross &
O'Sullivan, the senior member having been Honorable Henry D.
Ross, now T Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Arizona. Mr.
O'Sullivan was born in De Pere, Wisconsin, May 23, 1867, and is
the son of Michael and Ann Connolly O'Sullivan. He was edu-
cated in the public schools, Green Bay Business College, and the



Chicago Athenaeum. He was engaged in school work for six years,
four of which he served as principal of the Greenleaf public schools
and the remaining two as principal of Wrightstown schools. His
parents were early pioneers of southern Brown County, where they
settled on a farm in 1866. Mr. O'Sullivan removed his family to
Prescott in 1894, and the same year was appointed Clerk in the
United States land office, Prescott, for a term of two years ; then
Register of the same office two years ; was Assistant District Attorney
of Yavapai County for the succeeding two years; City Attorney for
the next two years, and in 1899 was again appointed Assistant Dis-

Patrick W. O'Sullivan

trict Attorney of Yavapai. In the fall of 1911 he was elected on
the Democratic ticket County Attorney of Yavapai, the first to serve
under the new State, at the same time that his partner, Judge Ross,
was elected to the Supreme Court bench, and Mr. O'Sullivan has since
continued practicing in his own name. Among the attorneys of the
State he holds a foremost position for ability and thoroughness, and
as County Attorney his conduct of the office has elicited only com-
mendation from all concerned. Mr. O'Sullivan was married on
November 27, 1889, in Brown County, Wisconsin, to Miss Mary A.


Clark, also a native of that county. They have four daughters,
Mrs. Andrew J. McKay, Margaret I., Ellen F. and Hazel O'Sulli-
van, and one son, John Clark O'Sullivan.

Albert M. Sames

George W. Cass

GEORGE W. CASS, attorney-at-law, was born in Coshocton, Ohio,
in 1852. His father, Abner L. Cass, was a physician, and his mother
was a descendant of Dr. Joseph Kerr, one of the noted pioneer min-
isters of the Presbyterian faith in the vicinity of Pittsburg, Pa. The
history of the Cass family in this country dates back to colonial times
and Jonathan Cass, great grandfather of George W. Cass, was Major
in a New Hampshire regiment during the Revolution. Lewis Cass,
Democratic nominee for the Presidency of the United States, who was
defeated through Van Buren's treachery, was his uncle. Another
uncle, George W. Cass, was a prominent railroad man and president
of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad before it was
leased by the Pennsylvania, and was also first president of the Adams
Express Company. Mr. Cass's father was State Senator in Ohio for
many terms. Mr. Cass was graduated from Kenyon College and re-
ceived the degree of A. B. and afterwards received the degree of A.
M., and was later graduated from the Law Department of the Uni-



versity of Michigan. He is a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon,
Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities, the last named being
composed entirely of honor men. Mr. Cass was admitted to the bar
in Illinois and practiced his profession principally in corporation and
real estate law, in Chicago from 1874 to 1902, when he disposed of
his practice there to come to Arizona. He reached this state in 1903,
and for some years devoted his attention exclusively to mining inter-
ests, when he entered the legal field and he has now an ex-
cellent practice along the same lines as practiced in Chicago,
with mining law in addition. Mr. Cass is not actively interested in
politics and refused to allow his name to be entered at the primary
election as candidate for Superior Judge of Cochise County. Mr.
Cass is a Presbyterian and was Trustee of the second oldest Presby-
terian Church in Chicago, which is now the strongest one of that faith
in the city. He was also a member of the Iroquois, University, Calu-
met, Chicago Literary, and the 20th Century Club, the latter a club
formed with a view to having lectures by the most prominent literary
men of the day. Mrs. Cass was Miss Rebecca J. Osborne, whose
parents are both natives of England. In Douglas, their home city,
she is well known and popular in social and club circles, and is a
woman of charming personality. They have two daughters, Mrs.
Walter H. Petersen, wife of an attorney of Davenport, Iowa; and
Mrs. Albert J. Hopkins, Jr., Chicago, whose husband is son of U. S.
Senator Hopkins.

ALBERT MORRIS SAMES was born at Rockford, Illinois, in 1873,
and is the son of Peter Sames, then a prominent manufacturer of that
city. He was educated in the public schools of Rockford, and is a
graduate of the Law Schools of the University of Wisconsin and
Columbian University, now George Washington University. At
the latter university he received a post graduate degree. At college
Mr. Sames was a member of the Delta Upsilon and Phi Delta Phi
fraternities. In 1899 he came to Arizona from California, and
for three years was connected with the firm of Edwards & McFar-
land, attorneys for the Gila Valley, Globe & Northern Railway
company. In 1902 he came to Douglas to assume an important
position with the Townsite Company, two years later became promi-
nent in city, county and state politics, and has since served efficiently
in the office of City Clerk and Treasurer, as member of the Charter
Board of Freeholders of Douglas, Assistant District Attorney of
Cochise County, and Chairman of the Republican Territorial Cen-
tral Committee. In 1906 he was appointed United States Com-
missioner at Douglas, and has continued in this office up to the present
time. Seven years ago Mr. Sames and Mr. George W. Cass
associated themselves together in the practice of law at Douglas,
where they have since maintained offices centrally located and have
an extensive and successful general practice. Mr. Sames is known



is an excellent public speaker and is thoroughly conversant with
public land law. He is actively interested in the institutions of his
section, and is a member of the several Masonic orders, the Chamber
of Commerce, Y. M. C. A., Country Club and B. P. O. E., in the
latter being Past Exalted Ruler of Douglas Lodge. Mr. Sames
resides with his mother, a lady of decided literary tastes, in their
Douglas home, built by him in the earlier years of the city. He is
identified with every movement for the advancement of the welfare
of his adopted city, county and State, and his loyalty as an Arizonan
is unexcelled.

ANDREW RICHMOND LYNCH, one of Graham County's representa-

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