Wisconsin, Its Story and Biography 1848-1913 Volume 6

Wisconsin, Its Story and Biography 1848-1913 Volume 6

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... Wing & Prentiss, where he read law and became a law clerk, serving faithfully for four years, when he was admitted to the bar. In 1882 he began to practice with the late Judge Thomas A. Dyson, as a partner, continuing with him until 1886, when he formed a new partnership with William L. Crosby, under the firm style of Crosby & Gordon. This was a happy and fortunate arrangement for both of these young men. Mr. Crosby, a man of large ability, was ambitious as well as thorough and capable. His death in 1892 cut short a career of usefulness and prominence for his firm, and Mr. Gordon was left alone until January 1, 1898. Then he was, for a few years associated with John J. Fruit, an agreeable and successful co-partnership, which was severed by Mr. Fruit 's going upon the bench, in 1901, and from 1901 until the present firm was organized in 1913, Mr. Gordon practiced alone. He now expects his second son, Stanley, who will soon graduate from Cornell, to join and become a working force in the firm. l1r. Gordon has made his way to a leading place among the lawyers of Wisconsin without any adventitious assistance. He is not spectacular and he has sought success with none of the artifices of the popular declaimer. He has practiced law, day and night, year in and year out, not with a view to making a reputation, but with the courage and determination of a man who starts, bare handed, to compel success by deserving it. Downright in his opinions and "straight from the shoulder" in his way of expressing them, he is calculated neither by temperament nor experiment, to be patient with hun1bug. He never practices it himself and he makes short shrift of it in others. When a question of right or wrong confronts him he does credit...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797191
  • 9781236797193