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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Frederic W. Gregg
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Hon. Frederic W. Gregg, of the law firm of Harris & Gregg, is a Green Mountain boy, born in Vermont, thirty-two years ago; was educated in Dartmouth College, celebrated as the alma mater of eminent men of action, men who have led in the fields of law and politics and commerce, where a combination of mental and physical vigor are the motive power of success. Graduating from Dartmouth in the class of 1878, Mr. Gregg studied law in the office of Hon. Frank Plumley, United States District Attorney for Vermont, and at the Columbia Law School.
In June 1881, he came west and opened a law office in Tucson, Arizona. In March 1882, he was appointed United States Commissioner for the First Judicial District of Arizona, which office he filled for three years. In November 1882, he was elected a member of the Board of School Trustees of Tucson. He ran for district attorney of that county in 1884 on the Republican ticket and was defeated by a few votes. In March 1885, upon the petition of the bar of the county, Mr. Gregg was appointed County Judge of Pima County, and at the expiration of the term of two years was elected to the office as his own successor, receiving a larger vote than any other candidate on the county ticket.
In the summer of 1887 he removed to San Bernardino and entered into partnership with William A. Harris, which still continues. Harris & Gregg are both gentlemen of fine legal attainments and exceptional ability, and already occupy a prominent position in the bar of Southern California. Their legal business is one of the largest in San Bernardino County. Judge Gregg is a scholarly, polished gentleman, whose affable manners win the friendship and esteem of all with whom he comes in contact.
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