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Biography of James W. Brady

Natural talent, acquired ability, determination and energy have brought James W. Brady to a foremost position in the ranks of the legal fraternity of Haskell, where since 1905 he has followed his profession. He has been called upon to fill various public positions of honor and trust and is now capably discharging the duties of city attorney, in which connection he is making a highly commendable record. A native of Indiana, he was born in Dubois county, May 22, 1871, of the marriage of James and Margaret (Payne) Brady, both of whom were born in Tennessee. In 1863 the father removed to Indiana, where he devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits, first cultivating rented land in Dubois County, after which he went across the line into Perry county. There he entered a tract of government land, which he cleared and developed, and subsequently acquired additional holdings, becoming at length the owner of a valuable and well improved farm. He successfully continued his agricultural operations until his demise, which occurred in March l908 The mother 77 passed of the previous year. James W. Brady pursued his studies in the grammar and high schools of Perry county, Indiana, after which he took up educational work, devoting seven years to teaching. In the meantime he had employed his leisure hours in the study of the principles of jurisprudence and subsequently entered the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis, from which he was graduated with the class of 1901. However, in 1897 he had been admitted to the bar and had practiced his profession for three years at Connelton, Indiana, previous to his graduation,...

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