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conduct during the war. After the surrender
at A])p()mattox he resigned and practiced at
Franklin, Pa., until the spring of 1868, when
he removed to Pittsburgh and was admitted
to the Allegheny county l)ar April 25, 1868,
on motion of A. M. Brown. He practiced in
Pittsburgh until his fatal sickness compelled
iiis retirement. He dietl at Butler, Pa.,
.\ovember 2, 1899. He was buried in the
Xorth Cemetery at Butler.

Ridg-ley J. Powers was born April 17, 1824.
at Youugstown, Ohio, the son of Jacob and
Xancy (Pomphrey) Powers. He was gradu-
ated from Allegheny college, ^Meadville, Pa.,
with the class of 1843. He studied law with
David Tod at Warren, Ohio, and was ad-
mitted to the Ohio bar in 1847, and com-
menced practice at Youugstown, 0. He was
I'lected district attorney of IMahoning county,
Ohio, in 1852, and re-electecV in 1854, and
again in 1858. He removed to Pittsburgh
and was admitted to the Allegheny county
liMi- A|(ril 25, 1868, on motion of E. P. Jones.
He died at Crafton, in Allegheny county,
Maich 25. 1900, and was buried at Youngs-
town, Ohio.

George Harvey Christy was born Jaiuiary
22, 1837, at Kinsmai), TrundnUl county, Ohio.
Hi' was tlie son of John and Hannah (An-
drews) Christy, and was graduated from the
college of the Western Reserve at Hudson,
Ohio, with tlie class of 1859. He commenced



the study of law :\Iay 19, 1863, at Pittsburgh
with Edwin H. Stowe, and after his election
to the beiu'h, studies were i)ursued under
Janii's \'eech. lie was admitted I\la.y 12,
18()S. on motion of John H. Hampton. He
servetl in the war of the Rebellion in Knapp's
Battalion of Artillery (100-day men), and in
the Twenty-second Regiment United States
colored troops in the army of the James.

George A. Chase registered January 8.
1866, and was admitted June 3, 1868, on
motion of Alexander H. ]\Iiller. his precep-
tor.

Chapman Biddle, a member of the Phila-
delphia bar. was admitted June 16, 1868, on
motion of Solomon Schoyer, Jr.

Archibald A. Stewart, a member of the
Westmoreland county bar. was admitted
June 17, 1868, on motion of Tliomas J.
Keenan.

William McGrew Blackburn was born in
]MifHin township, Allegheny county, and was
graduated from the Western university of
Pennsylvania with the cl;i£S of 1867, He
registered with John R. Large September 28,
1863, and with Thomas il. ilarshall Decem-
Ijer 18, 1865, but finally studied law with
Henry D. Foster at Greensburg, and after
admission to the Westmoreland bar returned
to Pittsburgh and was admitted to the Alle-
gheny county bar June 22. 1868, on motion
of Thomas 'SI. ^Marshall. He died X'ovember
28. 1871, aged 28 years. His death was
announced to the courts Novendjer 29, 1871,
by Geoi-ge R. Cochran, Charles C. .Montooth,
and Charles C. Taylor. He was l)uried in
Allegheny cemetery.

Mcses Hampton Todd m as registered Sep-
temlier 5, 1866, aiul was admittetl September
14, 1868. on motion of James A'eecli. His
jn-eceptors «'ere John II. Hampton ;ind Wil-
liam C. I\Io)-elaud.

Solomon B. Beyer was admittetl Septem-
l)i'i- 17. ISds. (Ill motion of Thomas J. Bigham.

Walter Forward Austin was l)orn ^larch 7.
1842. at Pittsl)urgh. the son of William E.



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and Lavinia T. (Forward) Austin. He regis-
tered October 13, 1865, and was admitted
September 28, 1868, on motion of David
Keed. His preceptor Avas Thomas M. Mar-
shall, lie rcmdvi'd to Ohio in July, 1878.

Charles Francis McKenna was born Oeto-
l)er 1, 1844, in Pittsburgh, the son of James
and Ann (IMuUen) McKenna. He was edu-
cated in the Third and Fourth ward schools,
Pittsburgh, and at the Christian Brothers
Cathedral schools in the same city. He Avas
registered June 9, 1862, and was admitted
(V'tober 17, 1868, on motion of John J.
]\Iitchel. His preceptors were John J. Mitehel
and Sanuiel Palnu^r. He served in the war
of the Rebellion in the One Hundred and
Fifty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry, liaA'ing enlisted Avhen sixteen years
of age.

William S. Miller was registered August
Iti, 1866. and was admitted October 17, 1868,
(ni inoticin of F. II. Collier. His preceptors
Avere F. II. Collier, Jacob H. Miller and
Archibald McBride.

Alfred J. Treacy Avas born in 1845 at Cork,
Ireland, son of John and Bridget (Noonan)
Treacy. He came to Pittsburgh Avith his
parents in 1855, and Avas educated at the
ind)lic schools of the city and at St. Francis
college, Loretta, I'a. He Avas admitted on
October 17, 1868, on motion of William C.
.Moi'chind, His |)ri'cc|)t()rs were William I).
..Moore, William C. IMoreland, and John H.
Kerr, lie retired from practice in 1875, on
aciMiiiiil of ill health.

John M. Davis was registei-ed January 21,
l,S(i2. and was ailuiitted October 24. 1868, on
iiKitiou of his preceptor. .John ^lellon.

George W. DeCamp studied hnv in fiercer,
I'a.. ami \\as adiiiilled to tlic Ijar and prac-
ticed tliere for sex'cral ye;irs. He then re-
moved ti) Krie. where lie |)r;icticed until the
autumn uT ISIiS. when he removed to Pitts-
liuruli and was adiiiiMed to the Alleghen.\'
counly hai' N'le.enilier Ll, ISdS, on motion of



AValter H. LoAvrie. He practiced in Pitts-
burgh until January, 1881, Avhen he removed
to Ejiiporia, Kansas.

Thomas Sheerer Parker, son of the Rev.
Joseph and "Slnry (Sheerer) Parker, Avas
born April 2, 1840, near Carlisle, Pa. He Avas
graduated from Dickinson college Avith the
class of 1860 Avith the degrees of B. A. and
]M.A. He read hnv Avith A. B. Sharpe of
Carlisle, aiul Avas admitted to the bar of
Cumberland count.y. He afterAvards Avas
admitted to the Erie bar, and practiced there
a short time, removed to Pittsburgh, and
Avas admitted to the Allegheny county bar
Xovember 16. 1868, on motion of Jonas R.
Buttei'tield, on certificate from Erie eounty,
and has since resided and been in practice

he)-e.

EdAvard S. Lawrence, a member of the
Philadelphia bar, Avas admitted December 7,
1S(;8, on motion of Robert Robb.

Everett H.Moorhead Avas admitted Decem-
ber 10, 1868, on motion of Joseph M. Gazzam.

Hon. Samuel Alfred McClung Avas born
;\Iarch 2, 1845, in Plum townshiii, Allegheny
county, the son of Rev. Sanuiel M. and Nancy
C. (Cilchrist) McClung. He Avas graduated
from Wasliington college (afterAvards Wash-
ington and Jefi'erson) with the class of 1863.
He Avas registered September 16, 1863, and
was admitted Decendier 15, 1868, on motion
of John ;\lellon. His preceptors Avere John
M. Kii'k'patrick and John Mellon. On IMay
27, 1891. he Avas commissioned a .judge of the
Coui-t of Common Pleas No. 3. of Allegheny
county, to the first IMonday of Jainiaiy, 1902.
At the election of 18!»1 he Avas elected to the
same ot'fice for a term of t(>n years from the
first .Moiulay of Jaiuiary. 1892. and Avas com-
missioned acc(n'dingly, and in 1901 Avas
elected f'oi- another ten years' term from the
fiisl Monday of January, 1902; he Avas com-
missioned and is noAA^ serving the term last
stated. Court of Common Pleas No. 3 Avas
Hi'st ort;ani/.ed as follows: John ^1. Kenned\'.



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president: Samuel A. i\IeClung, judge; Wil-
liam D. Portei', judge.

J. Smith DuShane, a member of the Law-
rence county l)ar, was admitted December 20,
1868, on motion of Thomas ]\I. ilarshall.

Hon. William Allen Sipe was born July 1,
1844, in Fulton county, the son of Geo. W. B.
and -Martha A. (Tanner) Sipe. He was edu-
cated at the pu!)lic schools and at Cassville
.seminary, Huntingdon county. He studied
law at Huntingdon with K. ^lilton Speer and
was admitted to the bar there August 14,
1865. He practiced in Huntingdon county
until January 1, 1867, and then removed to
Indianapolis, Indiana, where he practiced
until November, 1868, when he removed to
Pittsburgh and was admitted to the Alle-
gheny county bar December 28, 1868, on
motion of William Bakewell. He was a mem-
ber of the Fifty-second and Fiftj^-third
Congress.

John Gilpin, a member of the Armstrong
county bar, was admitted January 25. 1869,
on motion of .Jackson Boggs.

William H. Lowe, a member of the Ohio
liar, was admitted February 2, 1869, on
motion of Joseph M. (iazzam.

Hezekiah D. Gamble was born November
26, 1843, in Elizaljefli toAvuship, Allegheny
county, son of Hezekiah and Harriet (Irwin)
Gamble. He was graduated from the West-
ern universitj- of Pennsylvania with the class
of 1866. and received the degree of A. JM.
fi-oiii the same institution in T869. He regis-
tered Xovendjcr 18. 1862. and was admitted
February 6, 1869, on motion of B. F. Lucas.
He registered with C. C. Taylor but com-
]ileted his legal studies with Robert B. Carua-
han. He was api)ointcd clerk of tlie Circuit
Court of the Ignited States for the westei'ii
district of Pennsylvania January 5, 1870, and
is yet in office.

Thomas Holland was registered February
7. 1867. and was admitted Mai-cli 4. 1869, on
motion of liis precejitor, William C. .More-
land.



John B. Young- was registered November 9,
ISi;."), and was admitted :\larch 9, 1869, on
motion of George R. Cochran. His preceptor
■\\as l\olici-t P. Flenniki'u.

Hugh White Weir was born March 12,
1830, in Indiana county, the son of George
and ^largaret (White) Weir. He was edu-
cated at Blairsville academy and studied law
with Augustus Drum at Indiana, Pa. He was
admitted to the Indiana bar in IMarch. 1852.
He removed to Allegheny county in 1869, and
was admitted to that bar ]March 16, 1869, on
motion of E. Bradford Todd. He was com-
missioned chief justice of the territory of
Idaho by the president of the Ignited States
July 19, 1888. upon which he removed to
Idaho.

John Shannon registered Novendjer 16,
1864, and was admitted March 20, 1869, on
motion of A. II. Brown. His preceptors were
Thomas 'SI. Marshall and A. M. Brown. He
later removed to California.

John H. Mueller was born January 15,
1845, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of H. P.
and Anna (Hofmeister) ^Mueller. He regis-
tered December 6, 1865, and was admitted
]March 20, 1869, on motion of preceptor, his
father, II. P. IMueller.

Robert B. Petty was born Decendaer 15,
1845, in Pine township, Allegheny county,
the son of John, and Loveday (Kent) Petty.
He was educated at the Pittsburgh public
schools. He registered (October 22, 1866, and
was admitted March 20. 1869, on motion of
Tliomas Ewing. He also registered with John
.M. Kirkpatrick and John IMellon, but com-
pleted his legal studies with Chatham T.
Ewiiiir.

William S. Carroll, a niemlier of the
\'einngii county liai-. was a<lmi1ted .March 22.
lS(i9. on motion of William Blakeley. He
aftei'wards I'cmoved to B;dtimoi'e. ;\Id.

Joseph D. Lynch registered .Mareh 14.
1866. and v»as admitted April lU, 1869, on
motion of Thomas C. Lazcar. His preceptor
was Thomas J. Keenan.



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Robert MacDowell Gibson was born Octo-
ber 27, 1828, at Taylorstown, Washington
county, Pa., son of Robert MacDowell and
.Sallie (Wishart) Gibson. He studied law at
Washington, Pa., with William ]\Iontgomery,
and was admitted to the Washington county
bar in August, 1853. He removed to Pitts-,
burgh in 1869, and was admitted to the Alle-
gheny county bar April 19, 1869, on motion
of Thomas M. j\Iarshall. He died November
27, 1882, at his home in Allegheny City, and
was buried in Washington, Pa. He was com-
monly known as "Colonel Gibson." although
he had never been a soldier. His early edu-
cation was limited, but he was a child of
nature and won a high position at the bar
and as a political speaker. The minute
adopted by the Allegheny county bar on the
occasion of his death truly describes him in
the following language: "Passages of such
exquisite beauty, of such incision, of such
overflowing humor, of such moving pathos,
and of such true grandeur and sublimity of
manner, with such originality of manner,
with such simplicity and apparent uncon-
sciousness of their magnificence, it has
i-arely been given to man to utter. Before
the court and jury alike he was for the time
resistless, and swept away all obstruction
;is the mountain torrent in its rush to the
meadow and the sea."

Henry S. Floyd was born October 28, 1844,
ill .Miflliii cduiity. Pa., sitn of the Rev. Moses
andAi'rietta (Steely) Floyd. He was gradu-
ated from .lefferson college with the class of
1865: studied law in Allentowu, Pa., with
Hobei-t K. Wright and was admitted to the
liar there and then i-emoved to Pittsburgh
and was admitted to the Allegheny county
liai- May S, lH(i|), on motion of John S. Robb.
I lis death was anndunced to the courts Octo-
l)er 14, 1899.

George Nichols McConnell, sun of John
and Elizabeth ( Robliius) iMcConnell.of West-
tiiori'land county, was born September 20.
ISlU, in Dearliiirn (•(nuity, Indiana, near



Aurora. He was graduated from the Wash-
ington and Jefferson college with the class
of 1867. He was registered July 1, 1867, and
was admitted July 10, 1869, on motion of
James I. Kuhn. His preceptors were James
I. Kuhn and Edward T. Cassidy. He removed
to Burlington, Kan., in August, 1869, and has
also been superintendent of public instruc-
tion and police judge at his new home.

Thomas Chalmers Campbell, son of James
and Rebecca Bell (David) Campbell, was
born at Butler, January 27, 1848. He was
educated at the Witherspoon institute, But-
ler, Pa., and at the Phillips academy, And-
ovei', Mass. He studied law with Samuel A.
and Winfield S. Purviance in Pittsburgh and
was admitted to the Allegheny county bar
July 17, 1869, on motion of J. Harvey White.
He i-emoved to Butler in the autumn of 1872,
where he is now in practice.

James G. D. Findlay, a member of the
Huntingdon county bar, was admitted August
7, 1869, on motion of Noah W. Shafer.

Thomas J. Jack registered April 1, 1867,
and was admitted November 4, 1869, on mo-
tion of George R. Cochran. His preceptor
was William M. ?iIott'ett.

Georg-e Wilkins Guthrie was born Septem-
lier 5, 1848, the son of John Dramton and
Cathai'ine Stevenson (Murray) Guthrie. He
was gradiuited from the Western university
of Pennsylvania with the class of 1866; was
graduated from the ( olumbian Law school,
Washington, D. C, Avith the class of 1869,
and was adnutted to the bar at Washington,
1). ('.. in June, 1869. He was admitted to the
Allegheny county bar Novend>er 6, 1869, on
motion of James K. Kerr. His legal preceptor
was Hon. Ross J. Walker, Washington, D. C.
Ill addition to being a good la^^^'er in all
branches of the law, Mr. Guthrie has dis-
tinguished himself in an effort to reform
iiii!niei|ial law and the abuses under it. He
was the Democratic candidate foi- lieutenant
goveiaior of the stale in 1902.

John C. Newmyer was born .lune 14, 1848,




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in "Westmoreland county. He removed to
Allesiheny county in 1853, and was graduated
from the Western university of Pennsylvania
■with the class of 1867, and received the de-
lii'ee of A. M. from the same institution in
1870. He registered April 13, 1868, Avith S.
Schoyer, Jr., but completed his legal studies
■with John JI. Kirkpatrick and John iMellon,
and was admitted November 6, 1869, on
motion of Solomon Schoyer, Jr. He was a
member of the state Hoiise of Representa-
ti\es in 1873 and 1874, and of the state sen-
ate from 1875 to 1882, and was re-elected to
the senate in 1886 for a term of four years.
He was elected president pro tempore of the
senate jMay 5, 1876, and re-elected January
2, 1877. He died June 21, 1892, at his resi-
dence, Swissvale, his death being announced
to the courts the same day,

James Duncan Ramsey, the son of Jesse
Hall and ^Jary (Stumph) Ramsey, was bom
Ai)ril 27, 1836, at Fredericksburg, Wayne
county. Ohio. He studied law at UniontoA'vn,
Fayette county, and was admitted to the bar
there. He removed to Pittsburgh and was
admitted to the Allegheny county bar No-
vember 27. 1869, on motion of William D.
Moore.

Ross J. Alexander, a member of the Ohio
bar, was atlmittcd December 31, 1869, on
motion of Archibald ilcBride.

T. Walter Day was born ilarch 8, 1838, at
Pittsburgh, and was the son of Ezekiel and
P^lizabeth Spade (Gallaher) Day. He was
educated in private schools and at Allegheny
college. He registered June 17, 1861, and
was admitted January 5, 1870, on motion of
Jacol) F. Slagle. His preceptor was James
II. Hopkins. His death was announced to
tU" courts :\Iay 18, 1899, by Levi Bird Duft'.
lie resided and died in Allegheny.

Hon. William David Porter was born Jan-
uai-y 3. 1819, at New Cumberland, W. Va.,
son of James S. and Elizabeth (MeCandless)
F'oi'ter. He Avas educated at the University
of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the la-w

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department of that institution with the class
of 1868. He registered October 1, 1867, and
was admitted January 5, 1870, on motion of
Ai'chibald ]\IcBride. His preceptors Avere
Frederick H. Collier, Jacob H. Miller and
Archibald ilcBride. He Avas elected district
attorney of Alleghen3- county in 1883 and
Avas re-elected in 1886. On the organization
of the Court of Common Pleas No. 3 ho Avas
commissioned a judge of that court to the
first jMonday of January, 1892. June 2, 1891,
the court organized, and he Avas duly quali-
fieil. In the election of 1891 he Avas elected
for a full term of ten years from the first
^Monday of January, 1892, and served to
June, 1898, Avlien he resigned and Avas np-
])ointed .judge in the Superior court of the
state until the first jMonday of January, 1899,
to fill the A'acancy caused by the death of
Judge John J. Wickham, In the election of
November, 1898, Judge Poi-ter Avas elected
for a full term from the first Monday of
Januai-y. 1899, Avhicli term he is noAV serving.

Benjamin Franklin Kennedy Avas born
Januai'y 19. 1841. in Allegheny county. He
Avas educated in the common schools, and
registered July 18, 1866, and Avas admitted
JanuarA- 5, 1870, on motion of Thomas C.
Lazear. His preceptor Avas A. M. BroAvn. He
served as prothonotary of Allegheny county
from 1873 to 1879, but removed to the Avest
soon after the expiration of his term of office.
He served in the Avar of the Rel)ellion in the
One Hundred and Ninetieth Regiment Penn-
sylvania Volunteer Infanti'y.

William 0. CraAvford Avas graduated from
the Washington and Jetferson college with
the class of 1867. Registered October 7,
1867, and Ava.s admitted January 8, 1870, on
motion of John S. Robb. Ilis preceptors
Avire John S. Robb and Christian Snively.
His death Avas announced in court January 2,
1886, liy John S. Robb and Butler C. Christ}-.

Morton Hunter Avas born January 10, 1849,
in Pittsburgh, son of Alexander and Martha
i('ampbell) Hunter; educated in the puljlie



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.schools aiiil Pittsburgli Ccnti-al Ilis'li school.
Registered February 13, 1865, and was ad-
mitted January 10, 1870, on motion of his
preceptor, Charles W. Robb. He was elected
assistant district attorney of Alleghenj'
county in 1874 and served from the first
Monday in January, 1875, to the first Mon-
day of January, 1878.

Jacob Davis came to the bar in Beaver
county ; removed to Pittsburgh and was ad-
mitted to the Allegheny county bar January
15, 1870. on motion of Archibald Blakeley.

Robert Sears Sill was born December 6,
1845, at Greenville, Mercer county, son of
Thomas Richard and Rhoda ' Thompson
(Sears) Sill. He was educated at the West-
ern university of Pennsylvania; registered
February 1, 1868, and Avas admitted Febru-
ary 9, 1870, on motion of James H. Reed.
His preceptor was William Reardon.

Patrick Henry Winston removed to Pitts-
burgh from North Carolina and was admit-
ted February 26, 1870, on motion of Thomas
C. Lazear; practiced several j'ears in Pitts-
burgh and returned to North Cal-olina and
is noAV in Washington territory.

Samuel L. Sovithard was admitted March
V2. 1S70, on motion of Jacob P. Slagle.

W. Harrison Piersol, a member of the But-
ler county bar, was admitted April 29, 1870,
on motion of B. F. Lucas.

Joel L. Bigham was born November 6,
1847, at Pittsburgh, son of Thomas J. and
Maria L. (Lewis) Bigham. He was gradu-
ated from the Western university of Penn-
sylvania with the class of 1868, and received
the degree of A. M. in 1871. Registered May
10, 1867, and was admitted ]\lay 12, 1870, on
motion of David Reed. Preceptor, T. J. Big-
ham, his father. He removed from Alle-
gheny county in December, 1886.

Charles Carroll Montooth was born De-
condier 2(>, 1846, at Pittsburgh, Pa., son of
James and Mary (Ingi'nm) Montooth. He
was graduated from Western university of
Pennsylvania with the class of 1867. Re-



ceived tlie degree of A. ~S\. from the same in-
stitution in 1870. Registered December 27,
1867, and was admitted "Slay 12, 1870, on mo-
tion of David Reed. His preceptor was E.
A. ilontooth, his brother. Died at his home
in this citj^ July 4, 1893, and was buried in
the Allegheny cemetery. I cannot close my
statement of this noble young man without
bearing testimony to his marked ability in
his profession and the lovely traits of char-
acter that commanded the respect and es-
teem of all.

Joseph S. Haymaker was born July 11,
1847, in Franklin township, Westmoreland
county, sou of William N. and jMary (Simp-
son) Haymaker. Educated at Laird insti-
tute, Murrysville, and at Elder's Ridge acad-
emy, Indiana county, Pennsylvania. He
registered October 30, 1866, and was admit-
ted May 24, 1870, on motion of John Mellon.
Died at his home in Patton township, Alle-
gheny county, August 14, 1878.

John A. Emery was born November 16,
1837, in Chatham, ilass., son of John and Al-
mira (Harding) Emery. He was graduated
from Amherst college, Massachusetts, with
the class of 1865. Registered February 1,
1866, Avith R. S. Morrison, but completed his
legal studies with C. B. ^I. Smith. He was ad-
mitted July 12, 1870, on motion of David
Keed. Elected president of the board of
school controllers of Allegheny Cit.v, in
1885, and was elected annually until he re-
moved to Sewickley in 1889. He was dili-
gently engaged in the practice of law until
liis death, which occurred on the morning of
October 23, 1900. In attempting to board his
train for the cit.v he was struck and iustantl.y
killed by a passing freight train. Buried in
the Alleghen.v cemetery.

Thomas Bakewell Kerr was born Maj^ 1,
1849, at ]\lonongahela City, Washington
county, son of Rev. John and Ann Bake-
well (Campbell) Kerr. He was gi'aduated
from the Western university of Pennsylva-
nia with the class of 1867. Registered June



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1-4, 1S67, and wns admitted July 12, 1870, on
motion of David Reed. His preceptors were
William Bakewell and George H. Christy. He
later removed to Neve York.

John A. McQuaide, son of Dr. Andrew G.
and Caroline (Turney) McQuaide, was born
in Butler county, Pennsylvania. When quite
young his family removed to Etna, Alle-
gheny county. He Avas educated in the pub-
lie schools and at Duff's Commercial college,
Pittsburgh. Registered June 24, 1867. Ad-
mitted July 12, 1870, on motion of David
Reed. Preceptor, A. jM. Brown. AVas elected
assistant district attorney of AUeghen.y
county in 1877 and re-elected in 1880. Died
at Etna, Pa., JMarch 15, 1881, and buried in
the Allegheny cemetery.

J. W. McDowell was admitted November
2(). 1870, on motion of Thomas C. Lazear.

James Haslett Bowman, son of James and
Sarah Jane (Haslett) Bowman, was born
July 3, 18-43, in Jackson township, Venango
county, Pennsylvania. Registered June 12,
1868. Admitted December 7, 1870, on mo-
lion of Thomas C. Lazear. Preceptor, Archi-
bald Blakeley. P^stablished the Petroleum
Alonthly at Oil City in 1870, and edited and
. i)ul)lished it for three years. Also edited
and jiublished the Ohio State Law Journal
at Columbus. Ohio, from 1879 to 1885, when
he removed to Wyoming territory. Died at
Douglas, Wyoming territory, November 1,
1887. Buried at Bethel cemetery, Oakland
townsliip. Venango county, Pennsylvania.

John W. Donaldson was admitted Decem-
ber 17, 1870, on motion of Marcus W. Ache-
son.

Willis W. Powers was born February 2,
1S47, at Warren, Ohio. Son of Ridgeley J.
and Alary II. (Waring) Powers. Was gradi;-
ated from Allegheny college, Meadville, Pa.,
with the class of 1869. Registered August
21. 1868. Admitted December 17, 1870, on
motion of Thomas C. Lazear. Preceptor,
Ridgeley J. Powers. Removed to Youngs-
town, Ohio, in Alarch, 1880, and died there



September 7, 1881. Buried at Youngstown,
Ohio.

Henry Bucher Swoope came to the bar in
Clearfield countj', Pennsylvania. Was ad-



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