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laborer for several months, then came to Phoenix with his friends,
and they made their home under the cottonwood trees on South
Second Avenue, about six blocks south of the Court House. In the
spring he returned to Flagstaff, where he was employed for a time
in the lumber mills and in the District Attorney's office. His next
move was to Williams, where he opened an office and was elected
first City Attorney, practiced there several years, and in 1904, while
practicing in Tombstone, was married to Mrs. Louisa Leavenworth
on March 10th. He served as District Attorney of Cochise County,
and was one of the County's delegates to the Constitutional Conven-
tion, in which he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.



Frederick Arthur Sutter

FREDERICK ARTHUR SUTTER, Judge of the Superior Court of Co-
chise Couny, was born in Marshall, Michigan, March 10, 1874, but
lived on a farm in Nebraska until he was twenty years of age, and
received his early education in that State. At that time he came to
Arizona, located in Bisbee, and went to work in the mines, which
work he continued until he had sufficient funds to enable him to at-
tend school and prepare for the study of law. He then attended
Shattuck Military School, at Faribault, Minnesota, from which he
was graduated, and at once returned to Nebraska, where he entered
the Law School of the State University, completed the course, and
was graduated in June, 1902. In January of the next year he re-
turned to Bisbee and opened an office to engage in private practice,
and until his election as Judge of the County, made Bisbee his
home. During his residence there he served as City Attorney for
five years and also as Deputy District Attorney of Cochise County
for several terms. He was a member of the twenty-fifth Legislative
Assembly, and during his term was the special champion of bills



favoring the taxpayer and the laboring man. At the time of his
election Judge Sutter was a member of the firm of Neale & Sutter,
who had attained much prominence in the profession.

He is a member of Bisbee Lodges of Moose and Elks.

A thorough student of law, able, conscientious, and possessing ex-
cellent judgment, Judge Sutter during his first year on the bench has
merited and won the recognition which is his due, and quite befitting
his position as Judge of the Superior Court of the first county in the
State. Judge Sutter was married in June, 1912, to Miss Edna Mc-
Gavock. Their present home is at Tombstone, the county seat.

Frank Bray L.aine

FRANK BRAY LAINE, Judge of the Superior Court of Greenlee
County, came of a line of distinguished jurists. His father, Thomas
Henry Laine, was one of the ablest attorneys in California. He
was a member of the Constitutional Convention of California in
1879, and the Constitution of the State was drafted largely from one
w r ritten by him and submitted to the Convention. He was also a


member of the State Senate in the 20th and 21st Legislatures and
was active in behalf of progressive legislation. An orator of much
ability, he was a potent factor in the Democratic party and an in-
fluence in the national politics of that day. He w r as also prominent
in the Masonic order, and his son, Judge Laine, has kept the family
name on the records of this order in a most commendable manner.
The Laine family has long been connected with the development of
the country. Judge Laine's grandfather having been a pioneer bear
hunter of Missouri. Judge Laine is a native of California, having
been born in San Jose in 1861. He was educated in the public
schools of the State and at Franklin Academy, a private school named
in his honor. He studied law in the office of his father, the
first classical graduate in the State, who w r as graduated from the
University of the Pacific in 1858. Judge Laine has attained high
honors in Masonry in both the York and Scottish Rites, having taken
the 32nd degree. He is also a member of the Knights Templar ; is
Past Master of the Coronado Lodge No. 8 of Clifton, and in 1910
was appointed Grand Orator for the State Lodge. He is also in-
terested in other fraternal organizations and is Past Exalted Ruler
of the Clifton Lodge of Elks No. 1174. In his manner of dispensing
justice, which has been highly commended for fairness and depth of
knowledge, Judge Laine has shown the benefits derived from his
thorough training in law. His eldest son, Thomas Henry Laine, is
now r a student in the office of Charles S. Wheeler, one of San Fran-
cisco's well known attorneys, and his other son, Harry Nicholas
Laine, is taking a special course at Stanford University.

WILLIAM FEXIMORE COOPER, Judge of the Superior Court of
Pima County, was born in Dublin, Indiana, August 6, 1858. His
father, John Cooper, was one of the leading educators of that State
and Superintendent of the Public Schools for more than half a cen-
tury. Judge Cooper began his school career at the unusually early
age of four years and attended public school constantly until he was
graduated from the high school at the age of twelve years. He
then attended Otterbein University at Westerville, Ohio, for
one year, after which he completed the classical course and was
graduated in 1887 from the Peekskill Military Academy, New
York. When but eight years old he manifested an enthusiastic
interest in printing and began working in a small office on
Saturdays and summer vacation. He later learned the printing
trade, and has been engaged in newspaper work, both as em-
ploye and owner, doing local and editorial work. He served one
year w r ith the "Tucson Citizen," doing editorial work, and was for
a time proprietor and editor of the "Florence Tribune." During the
time he was engaged in the latter capacity he renewed the study of
law, which he had undertaken with Honorable William A. Peelle,



of Richmond, Indiana, as preceptor, after his graduation from Peeks-
kill Academy. After one year and a half his system showed plainly
the result of overwork during his last two years at school and at
the study of law, and a physical breakdown w r as the result. This
necessitated an entire change, and several years following spent in
Colorado and on a California cow ranch completely restored his
health, and twenty years ago found him in Arizona. During his

William Fenimore Cooi-r

first few years here he worked as miner, printer and cowboy, as well
as editor, until 1894, when he passed a very creditable examination
and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. A little
later he was admitted to practice in California. In 1896 he took up
his residence in Tucson. Here he gradually began building up a
practice, and in 1898 was persuaded to accept the Republican nomi-
nation for District Attorney of Pima County, was elected, and at
the close of his term re-elected. Having become a thoroughly pro-



ficient stenographer, he was appointed in 1904 to the position of
Court Stenographer, which he held until 19U8, when he was elected
to the office of Probate Judge. In 1906 he was Republican candi-
date for delegate to Congress, and while defeated, he made a re-
markable showing in his home county, having had a majority of
613 votes. Mr. Cooper has served the city of Tucson as councilman-
at-large, and was one of the Republican minority in the late Consti-
tutional Convention. He has always been a staunch Republican,
and was elected Judge of Pima County on that ticket at the first state
election held in Arizona. He was the first Judge of the Superior
Court to qualify in the new state, taking the oath of office at 13 min-
utes after nine o'clock on the morning of February 14, 1912. In April,
1894, Judge Cooper was married to Miss Elizabeth A. Douglas,
of Florence, a native daughter of Arizona. Their family now con-
sists of six children three boys and three girls.

Reamer Ling, Judge of Superior Court for Ajpache County


Frank J. Duffy

FRANK J. DUFFY, judge of the Superior Court of Santa Cruz
County, was born in Waddington, New York, April 3, 1866. He
first attended the public schools and afterwards St. Lawrence Uni-
versity, from which he was graduated in 1888 with the degree of
Bachelor of Science. In the same year he came to Arizona and for
five years was engaged in educational work in Phoenix and Globe.
During this time, however, he had decided to make the law his life
profession, and had devoted his leisure time to the mastery of the sub-
ject. Having removed to Nogales, he was elected justice of the peace
in 1896 and re-elected two years later, which position he held at the
time of the separation of Pima and Santa Cruz Counties, when he
rendered conspicuous service as assistant enrolling and engrossing
clerk and arranged the complicated matters for the bill. In 1899 he
resigned the office of justice to accept that of assessor, and in the same
year was admitted to practice in Santa Cruz County. In 1900 he was
elected district attorney on the Democratic ticket and his administra-
tion was an excellent one. He has long been regarded as one of the
representative lawyers of Arizona, a close student and capable expon-



ent of the law. In 1909 he was elected to the 25th Territorial Legis-
lature, and served as Chairman of the Judiciary and Printing Commit-
tee, and as member of other committees. In February, 1912, he
assumed the duties of his present position. Judge Duffy is the son of
Michael and Mary O'Brien Duffy, also natives of the county in which
he was born. He was married January 18, 1905, to Miss Annie M.
Parker. He has one son and one daughter, Francis R. and Mary L.
Judge Duffy has always been identified with movements for the pro-
gress of his adopted town, which can boast of no more efficient worker
in its behalf.

CARL G. KROOK, Judge of the Superior Court of Mohave County,
is an example of the self-made man, and has had an interesting ca-
reer. Born in Minnesota, August 18, 1870, of Swedish parents,
who were pioneers of that State, he was reared in a German com-
munity, learned the language thoroughly, and has found its use of
great benefit in his work both as lawyer and Judge. His father, Carl
W. A. Krook, was for some years a builder and contractor, and later
a merchant in Minnesota, and his son had the benefit of experience
in construction work, which stood him in good stead in helping to
build up a new State. After having completed the public school
course he matriculated in two colleges, one a German, and the other
a Swedish institution, each of which he attended two years, after
which, in 1892, he entered an attorney's office. There he spent three
years perfecting himself in the rudiments of law from the stand-
point of actual experience, then went to England, where he entered
the Inns of Court Law School and took a one-year course in old
English law. Returning to his home, he took the law course in the
University of Minnesota, from which he was graduated in 1899 with
an LL. B. degree. The same year he was admitted to practice,
opened up a law office in Minneapolis immediately thereafter, and to
more thoroughly prepare himself for his chosen work that year also
found him taking a post graduate course, from which he was grad-
uated in 1900 with the degree of LL. M. After four years' practice
in Minnesota he came to Arizona, where he soon became interested in
mines. Seeing the great possibilities in mining law, he spent several
years in prospecting and mining and with his brother purchased a
mine in Mohave County, on which they spent a large sum trying to
place it among the paying producers. While thus employed, the
young attorney was nominated for the Legislature and elected to the
24th Session, in which he was Chairman of the Judiciary Commit-
tee. He was an active worker in behalf of reform measures and
those laws which tend to the improvement of the social and industrial
life of the State. He championed the bill to raise the standard of the
legal profession by more exacting examinations for admission to prac-



Carl G. Krook

tice, and worked hard in the interest of the Act for Correction of
General Practice. Judge Krook was a worker and not a talker, and
his influence during this session accomplished much that was bene-
ficial in legislation for his County, especially in behalf of the Good
Roads Bill and the Bill segregating the office of Assessor from that of
Sheriff in fourth and fifth class counties. At the conclusion of the
session he again donned the miner's jumper, and for six months
worked in the copper mines at Bisbee, thereby gaining a general
knowledge of the works of large mines. On returning to general
practice, he was a candidate for the nomination for County Attorney
in Mohave, but was defeated. Two years later, however, he was
nominated and elected to his present position, and the excellent train-
ing he has received has been an invaluable aid to him in this capac-
ity. Judge Krook is a member of the Elks Lodge, and is actively in-
terested in all movements tending toward improved conditions of
town, county or state.



FRANK. BAXTER, Superior Judge of Yuma County, even before
coming to Yuma, was one of the best known and most popular at-
torneys in Arizona. Since his residence in Yuma county he has
held nearly every position within the gift of the people of that
county. He has been successively City Attorney, Assistant District
Attorney, and at the last election was elected Superior Judge by
one of the largest majorities ever given an elective officer in Yuma

Frank Baxter

Judge Baxter is a Virginian, having been born near Petersburg
in 1853. His father was Thomas H. Baxter, who was in the
United States customs service until the Civil War, holding an im-
portant position in Philadelphia. His mother, before her marriage,
was Miss Anna E. Van Horn, of the Van Horns of North Carolina.
So it will be easily seen that Judge Baxter came to Arizona an
ardent Democrat, eminently qualified to become a party leader, an
honorable attorney and a judge of ability and integrity, to whom


the whole people could pin their faith as to his honesty, fairness,
justice and ability; and such have the people of Yuma found him
to be. As city recorder of Phoenix he made an excellent repu-
tation and was elected to the position of probate judge, with the
office of superintendent of schools ex-officio. His wide experience as
a jurist and attorney made him the logical candidate for the speaker-
ship of the Seventeenth Territorial Assembly and he was elected
practically without opposition. He later served as chief clerk of
the Nineteenth legislative assembly. His record in official life was
such that when he left Phoenix to go to Yuma, Frank Baxter left
a large circle of friends behind.

He is a graduate of the Philadelphia public schools and later sup-
plemented this with a course at the Chester Military Academy,
Chester, Pa. He studied law in the offices of E. C. and V. S. Lovell
of Elgin, 111., the former a probate judge of that county.

As Superior Judge of Yuma county he has presided with dignity
and fairness and no jurist in the state has a larger clientele of
friends and admirers than he.

In 1914, no doubt, he will be re-elected by an even larger ma-
jority tban that given him in 1911.

FREDERICK WELLINGTON PERKINS, judge of the Superior Court of
Coconino County, is the son of George H. and Harriet Wright Per-
kins, and was born at Milford, N. H., April 15, 1850. The family
moved to Springfield, Mass., in 1853, and to Missouri in 1866. Judge
Perkins was educated in the public schools of Massachusetts, the Uni-
versity of Missouri, and the St. Louis Law School of Washington
University. He first practiced law at Kansas City, and also served
there as U. S. Commissioner and Clerk of the U. S. District Court.
In 1903 he came to Arizona and first engaged in banking business
with E. S. Gosney as the Gosney & Perkins Bank, and later engaged
in the practice of law in Flagstaff, where he had located. He has
served five years as trustee of the Flagstaff school district and three
years as member of the Board of Education of the Northern Arizona
Normal school, having been a member of the latter until elected Judge
of the Superior Court of Ccconino. For several years he was identi-
fied with the Arizona Wool Growers' Association, and served both as
secretary and president. In early life he became a member of the Bap-
tist Church, and he has been active in church and Sunday School work
for many years. He is a member of the York and Scottish Rite Ma-
sons, an officer of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Arizona, and has
been honored with the office of Worshipful Master and Exalted
Ruler; is an active member of the Knights of Pythias and Elks, and a
Son of the American Revolution by right of descent on both paternal
and maternal sides. During the Civil War, Judge Perkins was too



young to enlist, but his father and only brother both fought on the
side of the Union, the former until the close of the war, and the latter
until he met his death in service. During part of the war, Judge Per-
kins was employed in the U. S. Armory at Springfield, the youngest
person to hold a position at that place. In 1874 Judge Perkins mar-
ried Miss Mary A. Thompson at Jefferson City, Mo., and six child-
ren, five of whom are living, have been born to them. Four of these
are now living in Arizona, and one, Edwin T., superintendent of the

Frederick Wellington Perkins

Granby Mining & Smelting Company, lives with his wife and two
sons at Granby, Mo. In Arizona are Fred H., who with his wife
and five children are ranching in Salt River Valley; Warren O., en-
gaged with his father in the wool growing business; May, wife of G.
A. Pearson, in charge of experimental work for the Forest Service in
Albuquerque District, and Jephena, a teacher.

SIDNEY SAPP, Judge of the Superior Court of Navajo County,
came to Arizona from Oklahoma four years ago, and has since been
prominently identified with the civic, social and political life of the
State. He settled in Holbrook and having been admitted to prac-



tice in all the courts of the State, began the practice of his profession
there. In addition, he started the Holbrook News, which has been
a success from the beginning, and is now controlled by the News Pub-
lishing Company. Judge Sapp was born September 27, 1868, in Fay-
ette County, 111., and is the son of Joseph MacHenry and Kate Ryan
Sapp. He was educated and studied law in Missouri, and began the
practice of law in 1895, at Stockton, Missouri. He also practiced for
a number of years in Oklahoma. He was married first in May, 1893,

Sidney Sapp

to Miss Mabel Ferris who died in 1908, and he was afterward mar-
ried on June 15th, 1910, at Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Mrs. Alma
Fortner Spiers, of that place. They have since made their home in
Holbrook, and Mrs. Sapp has already become well known and popu-
lar in the affairs of that vicinity. In politics Judge Sapp is a Repub-
lican. He is a Mason, belonging to almost all of the bodies of that
order, a member of the B. P. O. E., and takes an active part in the
fraternal life of his community and state.



James E. O'Connoi'

JAMES E. O'CONNOR, Superior Judge for the County of Final,
was born in Pescadero, San Mateo County, California, February
20, 1865. His parents, James and Ellen Heffron O'Connor, were
pioneers of California, who reached that State in the early fifties.
Judge O'Connor's early education was acquired by study while work-
ing as tanner and at the Oak Mound Academy of Napa, Califor-
nia. He taught in the public schools of Napa from 1889
to 1893, inclusive, studying law when he had time. The young
teacher was taken into the law office of County Attorney William
Gwynne and Honorable H. C. Gesford, now T Superior Judge in
California, and he was admitted to practice in the courts of Cali-
fornia August 8, 1893. He practiced at Madera, Calif., for several
years until he came to Arizona, and acted as deputy District Attor-
ney during two years of that period. Mr. O'Connor at once took a
prominent part in the legal and political life of the new State. In
1899 he was appointed District Attorney and was re-elected each
term until Statehood was gained by Arizona, when he was elected



Superior Judge for the County of Final. Judge O'Connor is a
director in the Company which owns the O. T. Canal Company
ditch, and has a fine ranch under cultivation near Florence, where
he makes his home. He is a member of the Arizona Bar Association.
Judge O'Connor is well known in fraternal circles, being a member of
the Fraternal Mystic Circle, Elks, and Woodmen of the World.
On May 26, 1898, he married Miss Lillian Breyfogle of San Jose,
California, and to the union have been born six children, four
daughters and two sons. He and his family take a prominent part in
the social life of their community.

Frank O. Smith

FRANK O. SMITH, judge of the Superior Court of Yavapai Coun-
ty, is a native of LaSalle County, Illinois. He is the son of William
H. Smith and Maria B. Smith, and began life on a farm near Ran-
som, Illinois, January 17, 1878. His ancestry is Irish, Scotch, Ger-
man and English. His early education was received in the country
schools of Illinois. At the age of fourteen, he entered the North-
western Normal School at Genesee, and later the Academy of Knox

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College at Galesburg, Illinois, where he was the successful contestant
in the annual oratorical contest. For several years he was a teacher
in the public schools of his native county, and during vacation follow-
ed various lines of work as a farmer, blacksmith and painter. In 1902
he entered Northwestern University at Chicago, Illinois. While in
the University he became the publisher of the university newspaper,
published three times a week, and founded and published The North-
western Magazine, a monthly publication. In 1905 he w r as graduated
from the College of Liberal Arts with the degree of B. S. After
graduation he served the university two years as graduate manager of
athletics. In 1907 he received the degree of M. A. from this Uni-
versity, and in the same year was graduated from the Law School of
Northwestern University, with the degree LL. B. He is a member
of the Delta Sigma Rho fraternity, whose membership is composed ex-
clusively of those who have represented their universities in athletic
and forensic contests. In 1903 he was a member of the Northwestern
University debating team which won the championship in the Central
Debating League, being victorious in contests with the Universities of
Chicago, Minnesota and Michigan. He is also a member of the col-
lege fraternities, Delta Chi and Delta Tau Delta. He is a member
of the American Society of International Law, American Institute of
Criminal Law and Criminology, American Bar Association, Arizona
Bar Association and Northern Arizona Bar Association. June 19,
1907, Judge Smith married Miss Emma Olwin of Evanston, Illinois.
The same year he came to Arizona, first locating in Tucson where
he was a member of the faculty of the University of Arizona, as in-
structor in history and economics. He was later elected assistant pro-
fessor in that department, but resigned this position to devote his time
to the practice of the law. In his examination for admission to the
bar of Arizona, his average was the highest ever received by any appli-
cant in the state. Several years ago he removed from Tucson and
located in Prescott, Arizona, where he acquired a large practice and
gained a wide experience. On December 12, 1911, he was elected to
his present office.

ARCHIBALD GILBERT McALiSTER, judge of the Superior Court of
Graham County, was born in Tatum, S. C., September 23, 1873, his
father, C. A. McAlister, and his mother, Emily Connor, both having
been natives of that state. His father served three years in the Con-
federate Army. Judge McAlister attended public school and com-
pleted the high school course, after which he took a course in the Uni-
versity of Nashville, Tennessee, for which he had won a scholarship.
He came to Arizona over fifteen years ago, and landed in Phoenix.
His first occupation here was as teacher at Florence and Congress and
later he was made principal. It was while thus engaged that he took
up the study of law with Messrs. Herndon and Norris, at Prescott,

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