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mended by his col-
leagues. Mr. Crofoot
is Chairman of the
Style, Revision and
Compilation Commit-
tee, and member of the
.Appropriations, Enroll-
ing and Engrossing and
Judiciary Committees.
Mr. Crofoot had the
distinction of being the
only member of the minority in either house to have a chairmanship
during the regular session, and the first special session. He was
chairman of the Committee on Militia and Public Defense, and this
committe had charge of the militia code in the lower house. Of this
measure, passed during the regular session, General Evans, Chief of
the Bureau of Militia of the United States Army, said: "This bill, if
passed without amendment, will give Arizona the best militia code of
any State in the Union." It was passed without amendment largely
through the efforts of the Chairman of the House Committee. Mr.
Crofoot has held important accounting positions since he came to
Arizona in 1906. He has been a member of the Republican County
Central Committee for five years and has served as Secretary of the
City Central Committee. Mr. Crofoot has always been a hard
worker in the interests of his party, has a wide acquaintance not only
in Pima County, but over the entire State, and his record in the Leg-
islature is one of which he is justly proud.





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GEORGE HENRY CROSBY. JR., County Attorney of Graham, was
born in Hebron, Utah, February 29, 1872, and is the son of George
H. and Sarah Brown Crosby. The family moved to Arizona in
1886, and until he was almost 19 years old George H. Crosby, Jr.,

had few educational
advantages. He then
returned to Utah,
attended and was
graduated from the
Normal course of the
Latter-day Saints Col-
lege in 1892, from the
same course in the
University of Utah in
1895, and from the
Scientific course of the
University in 1903,
having in the meantime
worked as teacher and
editor of the "Southern
Censor" in order to
make it possible for
him to continue his
studies. He was the
leader in founding and
settling the town of
Torrey, in Wayne
County, Utah. He
has had a busy career and among his friends is noted for his capacity
for hard work. He was a member of the Legislature of LTtah in
1899 and 1903, and editor of the "Richfield Reaper" in 1901-1902.
In connection with his other duties, he has been very active in the
Mormon Church, and is well known as a lecturer, church and
political speaker. He began the study of law in the office of an
attorney, but completed it at the University of Michigan. He then
returned to Arizona to practice, and for seven years was the only one
of his faith practicing law in the Territory. In 1905-1906 he was
District Attorney of Apache County, and in the latter year was a
member of the Anti-Joint Statehood Commission, and succeeded in
the face of great odds in carrying Apache County against joint state-
hood, having done much toward this end by a paper called "Plain
Talk," which he published in behalf of the movement. In 1907 he
moved to Safford, Graham County, where he soon built up an ex-
cellent practice. He has served as Justice of the Peace two terms,
County Surveyor one term, and was elected to the office of County
Attorney in 1911. His father was a member of the Eighteenth Terri-




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torial Legislature, and was familiarly known as 'The Gentleman
from Apache." Mr. Crosby was married August 8, 1894, to Miss
Martha Miller, and they have one boy and a pair of twin girls.

JESSE E. CROSBY, County Attorney of Navajo, comes from one of
the pioneer families of the State, and inherits his ability and taste for
official life from his father, G. H. Crosby, who, aside from taking an
active part in the official life of Utah, made his mark as a public

official in Arizona. The
family have lived here since
1885, when Jesse was but
five years of age. As Sheriff
of Washington Count y,
Utah, the elder Crosby made
a reputation which followed
him to Arizona, and when he
became a candidate for the
Legislature his election fol-
lowed as a matter of course.
He was one of the active
members of the la\v-making
body in 1895 and 1896, the
year Xavajo County was
formed. He was a staunch
Republican, a man loved and
respected by all who knew
him, and his word was as
good as his bond. His son
Jesse has followed in his
footsteps and his future is
promising. Like his father
he is a Republican, and en-
joys the confidence of all
with whom he comes in con-
tact. Jesse Crosby was
raised on a ranch, received
a common school education
in Arizona, and afterward
took a course in the Utah
Agricultural College. He
then went to Ann Arbor,
Michigan, where he com-
pleted the law course. He immediately came to Arizona, and, having
been admitted to the bar, practiced for a short time, when he was
elected to the office of County Attorney, which he now holds. Though
quite a young man, Mr. Crosby was successful as a practicing attorney,
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has been an efficient officer and his constituents are well pleased with
work.



SAMUEL FREDERICK NOON, County Attorney of Santa Cruz, has
been for a number of years connected with the official life of the
State, having grown from childhood in what is now Santa Cruz
County. He was born in California in 1877, but the family

removed to Arizona
when he was but two
years of age. Air. Noon
is the son of Dr. A. H.
and Emma Slaughter
Noon. He is practically
self - educated and a
close student, and is a
shining example of
what can be accom-
plished by energy and
perseverance. He was
the first Clerk of the
District Court in and
for the County of Santa
Cruz under the Terri-
torial organization, and
held this position for six
years. He has also serv-
ed as Commissioner of
the District Court of
Santa Cruz, and Deputy
United States Consul at
Nogales, Sonora. During
his leisure time in these
positions he studied law
and was admitted to practice in 1904. In the fall of the same year,
when elected District Attorney, he resigned the position of Clerk of
the Court and devoted his time to the duties of the latter office and the
building up of a practice, w T hich has assumed gratifying proportions.
Besides practice in the courts of Arizona, Mr. Noon conducts an ex-
tensive practice in the courts of Mexico, with the procedure of which
he is thoroughly familiar, and before the United States Land Office.
He is proficient in Spanish, and in the courts of either country is on
familiar ground. He is a member of the Masons, Elks and Odd Fel-
lows, and well known and popular fraternally and socially. In 1901
he was married to Miss Natalie F. Bonsall, of Bloomington, Indiana,
and they are the proud parents of three children, Bonsall, Edith and
Sarah.




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Everett Victor Horton

EVERETT VICTOR HORTON, first County Attorney of Greenlee, has
also the distinction of having been the first District Attorney of
Greenlee County, upon its formation. He was elected to his present
office by a large majority, principally because of the fine record he
made while serving under the Territorial laws. He was born in
Maxwell, Tennessee, in 1880, finished the common school course in
that State, and then attended Burritt College, where he took the
degree of B. S. He then taught school for several years, until he
came to Arizona, in 1903. Here he was first connected with the
Arizona Copper Company in a clerical position for three years, after
which he returned to Tennessee and took a course in law in Vander-
bilt University, Nashville. He received his diploma in 1907 and at
once returned to Arizona, was admitted to practice, and, until he
was elected one of the last officials of the Territory, was engaged in
building up a substantial practice. Mr. Horton is a Democrat of
the Progressive type, and has become well known over the State as an
able attorney and a strong prosecutor. Among the notable cases he
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of a life sentence for the murderer who recently killed two Deputy
Sheriffs of the County. Mr. Horton married Miss Katherine Jean
Anderson, a native of Waverly, Tennessee, and to the union has been
born one son, Edward. Mrs. Horton is a descendant of one of the
old southern families, and with her husband takes a prominent part
in the social life of their home town. Mr. Horton is a member of
the Odd Fellows and Moose lodges.



CHARLES BIRGE WILSON, County Attorney of Coconino, although
a resident of the State but a couple of years, during which he has
made his home at Flagstaff, has won an enviable reputation both in
private practice and as County Attorney. Mr. Wilson was born at

Monmouth, Illinois, June 9, 1877,
educated in the public schools and
later graduated from Brown's Busi-
ness College, Galesburg. He was
then in the employ of Adams' Ex-
press Company for six years in the
Superintendent's office, Secretary to
the Mayor of Galesburg, Substitute
Court Reporter, and Secretary
to F. M. Trissal, a promi-
nent railroad attorney. Having
completed a course in law, he
was admitted to practice before the
Supreme Court of Illinois in April,
1903, and for six years following
conducted a general practice in Chi-
cago. For one year he was asso-
ciated with the legal department of
the Pittsburgh Coal Company at
Chicago. He came to Arizona Oc-
tober 1, 1909, locating at Glendale
and after spending a winter there
was so well pleased with the State
that he decided to make it his future
home. He chose Flagstaff as his most

promising field, and from the success he has already attained there it is
evident his choice was a wise one. In April, 1910, he was admitted
to practice before the Supreme Court of Arizona. Mr. Wilson is
the son of James H. and Ellen Birge Wilson. He is practically a
self-made man, has a high sense of moral duty and the courage of his
convictions. He is a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias
and M. W. of A. He was married November 29, 1904, to Miss
Katharine Mars, of Galesburg, Illinois.




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JAMES GILLIAM BOGARD, County Attorney of Final, was born in
Tennessee, July 29, 1849. His parents, W. J. and Abigail Ezell
Bogard, were prominent in the early development of the South. His
father was a Captain in the Confederate army, and two of his moth-
er's brothers were
veterans of the
Southern Confed-
eracy. Mr. Bogard
was a member of
the Home Guards
of Tennessee dur-
ing the Civil War,
being too young at
the time to join in
the active cam-
paign for the pres-
ervation of the
South. He is a
member of the
Masonic order and
takes an active in-
terest in its affairs.
Mr. Bogard is a
typically self-made
man, and self-edu-
cated, never hav-
ing had more than
one year in school.
He taught school
three years in
Texas, and studied
law in the mean-
time. He was admitted to the bar in 1886, in Texas, at Mangum,
on ground which was later awarded to Oklahoma. After the Ter-
ritory was taken over by the new State he was made a Probate Judge.
He afterwards returned to Texas from Oklahoma, and there he was
elected Attorney of Star County, and at the expiration of his first
term was re-elected by a large majority. He w r as forced to resign
that position owing to his wife's health, which was the reason for
their coming to Arizona. During his residence here Mr. Bogard
has established a large practice, and since assuming his duties as
County Attorney has shown such ability as a prosecutor that the
voters of Final County are well satisfied with the results obtained.
He was married October 2, 1873, to Miss Molly J. Winkler, who
has since died. To the union were born two children, Clifton and
Lora Inez, the latter having become Mrs. Williamson.




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ALBERT S. HAWKINS, attorney at law, a member of the firm of
Hawkins & Hawkins, of Phoenix, is best known locally through the
excellent record as attorney, District Attorney, Member of the House
and Senate, which preceded him from Texas, his former home. Mr.

Hawkins was born in Fannin
County, that state, in 1868. He
is the son of Reverend S. J.
Hawkins, deceased, of North
Texas, and Mrs. E. M. Hawk-
ins, now of Dallas, Texas, and
is a nephew of ex-Governor
Alvin Hawkins, of Tennessee.
His early education was received
in the public schools, and he aft-
erwards attended Southwestern
University, Georgetown, Texas.
Having been admitted to the
practice of law at Gatesville, he
followed this profession for
about 23 years at Mid-
land and Abilene, and through-
out West Texas is well known
as an attorney. In 1893 Mr.
Hawkins was elected to the
House of Representatives to rep-
resent Midland and 29 other
counties and during the term
was author of the law creating

the Live Stock Sanitary Commission of Texas, which has been produc-
tive of very good results. He was later District Attorney of the 32nd
Judicial District. In 1901 he was again elected member of the House
of Representatives, and in the same year became known as the author
of the School Land Law, which opened up the western part of the
state to settlers, thereby furnishing homes to thousands of families and
adding millions of dollars to the tax rolls of the state. Mr. Hawkins'
political record is a most unique one in that he has never taken ad-
vantage of a political position to secure a further grip on public pat-
ronage and has always refused to allow his name to be used as candi-
date to succeed himself. In 1904 he was elected to the State Senate
from the Abilene District, and was the author of the law pro-
viding for state and county depositories, which keeps the state funds
in circulation and each year yields a revenue more than sufficient to
pay the expenses of the Treasury Department. He was thereafter
spoken of as The Financier of the Senate. Although Mr. Hawkins
became an Arizonan just about a year ago, when he took up his resi-
dence in Phoenix, he has already become thoroughly imbued with the




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spirit of the new state. A true Southern Democrat, his interests
affiliated with that party here it would seem that his years of experi-
ence in legal and legislative work in the State of Texas would prove a
boon to Arizona, for he has already, by means of valuable sugges-
tions, been of material aid to her worthy legislators. In 1904, the
year in which he was elected Senator, Mr. Hawkins was married to
Miss Sallie W. Bell, of Marshall, Texas.




Lyndsay D. Hawkins

LYNDSAY D. HAWKINS, Attorney-at-Law and junior member of
the firm of Hawkins & Hawkins, Phoenix, is the son of Ella Dickason
and William E. Hawkins, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Texas. Mr. Hawkins was born in Dallas, Texas, October 24, 1887,
attended the public schools and Southwestern University, Georgetown,
Texas, and in June, 1910, was graduated from the latter with the
degree B. S. Having completed the law course, he was admitted to
practice in Texas in 1911, practiced there but a short time, and came
to Arizona in March, 1912. He located in Phoenix and became
associated with his uncle, Albert S. Hawkins, one of the well known
attorneys of that city. Mr. Hawkins is a member of the Council
of the Masonic Order, and President of the Woodrow Wilson Ari-
zona College Men's League. He is also a consistent member of the
M. E. Church, South.



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HARRY C. WHEELER, Sheriff of Cochise County, is one of the
most capable men who has ever filled the office of Sheriff in the
State, and brought to the office a fund of most valuable experience
in this line of work, which he acquired during his term of service
with the Arizona Rangers. This, in addition to his complete knowl-
edge of modern business methods which he has introduced into the
management of the office, has made his official career, though short,
a memorable one in Cochise County. By the introduction of an
automobile the pursuit of prisoners in even the remote parts of the
county has been facilitated, and the expense incident to the same
greatly reduced, so that the great expanse of the county is covered
with a degree of satisfaction never before experienced at the mini-
mum of expense. Sheriff Wheeler was born in Florida in 1875.
His father, Colonel William B. Wheeler, saw service in the Philip-
pine Islands, having participated in a number of battles, prominent
among which was the battle of Manila. His mother was Miss
Cornwall, daughter of Judge Harry Cornwall of Virginia, law part-
ner of Dan Voorhees, a firm which became famous in Illinois. Sheriff
Wheeler, like his father, has a military record, having served in the
Spanish War as a member of the 1st U. S. Regulars from Oklahoma.
On coming to Arizona, in 1900, he located in Tombstone, in a short
time became a member of the Rangers as a private and before the
organization was disbanded had been promoted to the rank of Cap-
tain. Mr. Wheeler married Miss Olive Stafford, of California,
and has one son, Allvn. They make their home in Tombstone.



JOHX D. PATTY, Sheriff of Greenlee County, was born in Colum-
bia, S. C., in 1868. His parents were both natives of South Carolina,
his father, Mark Patty, having been owner of a large flour mill for
many years, and his mother was Hannah Cable Patty. Mr. Patty was
educated in his native State and lived there until 1889, when he
came to Arizona. Here he at once became associated with Wade
Hampton in the cattle business and is still in partnership with him,
being a member of the well-known Patty-Hampton Cattle Company.
Before the organization of Greenlee County, while a resident of Gra-
ham County, Mr. Patty was appointed deputy to Sheriff Ander-
son, and was in charge of the eastern end of the county, and when di-
vision was made, he was elected Constable and made Deputy Sheriff,
in which capacity he served in all five years. His record as peace of-
ficer was so high and his experience so broad that he had no difficulty
whatever in securing the election to his present position, having been
much in the lead of his ticket, and elected by a large majority over the
incumbent at that time. Not only in a business and political way is
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he is a member of the Scottish Rite Masons, the Shrine, and the
Elks. He was married December 22, 1912, to Mrs. Grace Kreuder,
a native of Kansas.




Charles C. Keeler

CHARLES C. KEELER, Sheriff of Yavapai County, was born in
Des Moines, lov a, /' pril 13, 1859. His father, Eli Keeler, was a
Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War, having enlisted
from Des Moines. Mr. Keeler has been in every state and territory
west of the Mississippi River, as well as in Mexico, and first came
to Arizona in 1888. He first lived in Phoenix, but removed to
Prescott, where he has lived for the past twenty-three years. During
most of this time he has been engaged in trading and mining, but has
also been employed as a government packer. He served three years
as Deputy under Sheriff James Smith of Yavapai, won many friend?
and much commendation while in this position, and it was largely
on his record as Deputy Sheriff that he was elected to his present
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W. F. HAYNES, Sheriff of Gila County, has the distinction of hav-
ing been elected to office by the largest vote polled for any man in the
County, which is due, no doubt, to the record he made as under sheriff,
and while filling the unexpired term of his predecessor, J. H.
Thompson, which w r as ample assurance to the people of Gila County
that the duties of the office would be carefully and conscientiously
performed. Frank Haynes is a typical southerner and was born in
Sharon, Tennessee, September 7, 1874. He was reared on a farm







W. F. Haynes



and educated in the public schools of Tennessee and of Texas, where
he removed with his mother. Left an orphan at the age of two years
by the death of his father, he early took upon himself responsibilities,
and from the age of fourteen, when he moved to Texas, was variously
employed as cowboy, rancher and in other capacities, until he reached
his majority. At that time he began his career as a railroad man,
which line he followed until the time he was appointed to the office
of Deputy Sheriff in 1908. He was known throughout the South-
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service and it was partially due to his popularity as a railroad man
that he received so large a majority at the primaries and the election.
He still retains his membership in the Order of Railroad Conductors,
and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He is a member of the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a life member of the B. P. O. E. He
is a descendant of a long line of southern Democrats, and is a staunch
member of the party.




JAMES E. McGEE, Sheriff of Final County, was born on the 2nd
day of January, 1870, in Crawford County, Arkansas. When he was
five years old his father, becoming interested in the gold movement
in California, left Arkansas for California, crossing the plains and

desert in the proverbial
"Prairie Schooner" pro-

_ . _,, pelled by a yoke of oxen.

They were over a year
making the trip to the
Golden State, upon
reaching which the fath-
er found much more
gold by tilling the soil
than by mining, and
settled in T u 1 a r e
County. Here is where
Sheriff McGee received
his education, as the
children of the pioneers
were educated ; here is
where he received his
early training in trailing
man and beast. Leav-
ing California for Ari-
zona, at the age of
twenty-three, he had
his first experience in
the official business,
catching a train hold-up
man in Yuma County.
Florence, Arizona, be-
ing the seat of the

United States Court, at that time, he brought his prisoner to Florence,
Final County. Two weeks later he was offered the position of
Deputy Sheriff of Final County, which position he accepted and filled
until 1904, when he joined the Arizona Rangers, and was appointed
sergeant under Captain Rynning. In 1906 he resigned his ranger



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position and was elected Sheriff of Final County, which position he
still holds. He is recognized as a courageous officer, a man of the
West, one of the best shots in Arizona, a man who detests crime, and
whom criminals fear, a man who has done his part to clear Southern
Arizona of that element which dominated it for years. Sherifl
McGee is the son of Benjamin F. and Margaret Button McGee,
both of whom are well known residents of Florence. His wife was
formerly Miss Mary Harris. They have two daughters, Mildred
and Florence. He is a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Elks
and Moose, and a man of whom Final County may well be proud.



THOMAS E. PULLIAM, Sheriff of Coconino County, was born at
Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1861, where he received his early training,
education and business experience. It was at an early age he departed
from the home circle, and began the battle of life unaided. His gen-
ial good humor and ability to
make the best of every situation
in life has saved him the hu-
mility of defeat in many a hard
fought battle. Mr. Pulliam
came to Flagstaff from Los An-
geles in the spring of 1889, and
it was but a short time before
he found himself surrounded by
a host of newly made, but
staurch friends, who have ever
stood him in good stead politi-
cally, as w r ell as socially. In
1896 he was elected by a large
majority to the office of Re-
corder of the County, and by
reason of good service, courte-
ous treatment, and unfailing
good nature to those with w r hom
he came in contact, he was re-
elected in 1898. At the close
of his second term, as a further
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ber of the Board of Supervisors

for Coconino County; and now, last but not least, comes his election
to the important office of Sheriff. His fearless and conscientious dis-
position, together with his experience as Deputy Sheriff, are assur-
ances that he will fill the office with credit, both to himself and the
new State of Arizona. Mr. Pulliam is a member of the Masonic
Lodge No. 7, and Lodge No. 491, B. P. O. E. of Flagstaff.




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SYLVESTER PERALTA, Sheriff of Apache County is one of the besi
known peace officers in Arizona, and one of the oldest in the service.



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