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Biography of Henry E. Shipley

Since 1912 Henry E. Shipley has been a member of the Haskell bar and he has also become a well known business man with valuable mining and oil interests in Oklahoma and other states. He is a native of Illinois, his birth having occurred in Petersburg on the 15th of November, 1887. His parents, Clement Washington and Evelyn (Nance) Shipley, are natives of Menard County, Illinois, and the father is now living retired in that state. For many years he devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he was very successful, and he is now heavily interested in cotton plantations in Mississippi. The mother also survives. Reared in his native city, Henry E. Shipley there attended the grammar and high schools, after which he became a student in the law department of the University of Illinois, from which he was graduated with the class of 1910. Going to the Pacific coast country, he entered upon active practice at Portland, Oregon, where he remained for six months, and then removed to Redmond, that state, where he resided for a similar length of time. In 1912 he came to Haskell, Oklahoma, where he has since successfully followed his profession. With the passing years his practice has steadily increased and his law business is now one of a most important character. He displays keen discernment in the solution of intricate problems of the law and is seldom at fault in the application of a legal principle. He prepares his cases with great thoroughness and his arguments are forceful and convincing, while his deductions are at all times logical. An astute business...

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