The Courts and Lawyers of New Jersey 1661-1912 Volume 2

The Courts and Lawyers of New Jersey 1661-1912 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Society. 2d Series, Vol. IV. 158, and Jacob Weart's Reminiscences of Chancellor Green may be found in 22 N. J. Law. Jour. 68. His portrait hangs in the Supreme Court room. a lawyer distinguished for ability and acuteness of intellect. He was licensed as attorney at the May term, 1839, and as counsellor three years later. He practiced in Newark for a year or two, and then went into the ofiice of Jacob W. Miller, of Morristown, who took his seat in the United States Senate in 1841, and Mr. Whelpley entered into a good deal of his practice and soon made a place for himself at the bar, among lawyers of great ability. He made good use at political meetings of his power as a public speaker, and took part in the political contests of the stirring campaigns of that day, and in 1847 he was elected a member of the Assembly and served in the sessions of 1848 and 1849, being made Speaker of the House in his second year. He was earnestly devoted to the work of his profession, and gave the whole force of his intellect and will to the preparation and argument of his cases. He was eminently successful in jury trials, and was a trusted adviser and wise counsellor in legal and business affairs. Mr. Alfred Mills, now living in Morristown, who was a student in Mr. Whelpley's office there in 1849 and 1850, speaks of the importance and extent of the business done there, and says he was a clear thinker, a strong man, and a great lawyer---a man of classical education and of general knowledge. In his Judicial and Civil History of New Jersey, Mr. John Whitehead, who lived in Morristown and was a contemporary of Mr. Whelpley, one year his junior at the bar, speaks in the highest terms of his powers as an advocate and his ability as a lawyer and his character...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815882
  • 9781236815880