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Biography of Thomas F. Browne

Thomas F. Browne, manager and resident vice president of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company of Baltimore, Maryland, which corporation he has represented in St. Louis since the 6th of May, 1911, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, a son of the late Peter Randolph Bland Browne, who was likewise born in Tennessee and became a successful merchant of that state, where he resided to the time of his death, which occurred in March, 1878, when he had reached the age of forty-eight years. His wife, Willie Etta (Feild) Browne, was also born in Tennessee and was a daughter of Dr. Charles and Catherine (Hess) Feild, who lived in western Tennessee. Her father originally came from Scotland and settled in Virginia, while later he removed to Tennessee, where he engaged in the practice of medicine, becoming a widely known physician and surgeon of that part of the state. The grandparents of Thomas F. Browne in the paternal line were the Hon. Jesse and Sally (Bland) Browne, the latter a daughter of Richard Bland and a sister of the Rev. Peter Randolph Bland of West Tennessee. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Randolph Bland Browne there were five children, three sons and two daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter are yet living, these being: Ella, now the wife of Charles Tucker, a resident of West Tennessee; Richard Bland, also living in West Tennessee; and Thomas F. The mother departed this life in 1905 at the age of sixty-five years. Thomas F. Browne was educated in public and private schools of western Tennessee and started out to provide...

Biography of Nathan Adams Gibson

Nathan Adams Gibson has been an active representative of the legal fraternity in Muskogee for the past twenty-eight years and has been accorded an extensive and gratifying clientage. He is a native of Stanton, Tennessee, and a son of James K. and Rosa S. Gibson, the former a banker. His preliminary education was supplemented by study in Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, which institution conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1888 and that of LL. B. on the completion of a law course in 1890. In the latter year he was admitted to the bar at Nashville and his initial experience in the profession was obtained at Memphis, where he continued in practice until September, 1893, when he came to Muskogee, Oklahoma. Here he has remained throughout the intervening period of twenty-eight years, his practice being of a general character and including all kinds of cases except those involving criminal law. What he has accomplished in a professional way affords the best evidence of his capabilities in this line. He is a strong advocate with the jury and concise in his appeals before the court. Much of the success which has attended him in his professional career is undoubtedly due to the fact that in no instance will he permit himself to go into court with a case unless be has absolute confidence in the justice of his client’s cause. Basing his efforts on this principle, from which there are far too many lapses in professional ranks, it naturally follows that he seldom loses a case in whose support he is enlisted. On the 18th...

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