The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly Volume 10

The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly Volume 10

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...between the two modes of procedure and practice; and the forms he prepared and published in the same work, are concise and to the point, and cover every necessary point in pleading. It is not the purpose of this article to write biographies of the lawyers, nor to give detailed accounts or characteristics. It is simply the personal recollections of the writer. Before speaking of the lawyers who were in active practice fifty years ago, it may not be amiss to mention one or two of the prominent lawyers, who were not in active practice, at that time. One of the greatest members of the Franklin County Bar, who had gone out of practice, was JUDGE Gusravus SWAN. Judge Swan had served with honor and ability on the Common Pleas bench, he having succeeded ohn A. McDowell in that position. On his retirement from the bench, Judge Swan resumed active practice as a member of the bar, and continued in practice up to the time when he was elected President of the State Bank of Ohio, under the Banking Act of 1845. Judge Swan was engaged as counsel in some of the most important cases, and, in fact, was quite certain to be engaged on one side or the other in most of the important cases that came before the Courts. One of the last cases of importance and notoriety was that of the State of Ohio 1/s. William Clark. Clark was a convict in the Ohio Penitentiary; was indicted and finally convicted of murder in the first degree, for killing Cyrus Sells, one of the guards of the Penitentiary. judge Swan and john W. Andrews were counsel defending Clark, and the case is reported in 12 Ohio Reports. The prosecution was conducted by another lawyer, who, at this time. is not practicing. Further on mention may be made of Louis Heyl, the then Prosecuting Attorney. After...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963350
  • 9781236963352