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Biographical Sketch of Francis M. Saxton
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There is probably no member of the bar of Baker County more well and favorably known than he whose name heads this sketch, and a history of his career such as it justly merits, would prove of deep interest to our readers, and would truly exemplify the old adage that persistency and merit will in the end win out over opportunity.
Mr. Saxton was born In 1864, in the Blue Grass State, and remained there with but a short interval until his seventeenth year. He received a country school education. and the last year taught one himself. Moving to Shelby County, Indiana, he for it period of two years worked on a farm in summer and attended school daring the winter months. Having saved a few dollars, he entered the Central Normal College at Danville. and from time to time would return to teaching in order to again he able to secure a higher education for himself. In 1885 he graduated in the Teacher’s and Commercial course also in civil engineering and surveying, and in 1889 to the classies. He then taught in Florida Normal for three years, and returning to Danville, Indiana, acted as city superintendent of schools. During this time he was also taking a law course in the Normal and graduating in 1894 he was admitted by the Supreme Court in October of that year. He acted as deputy prosecuting attorney of Hendricks County by appointment, until April 1895, when he moved to Baker City and became the law partner of Hon. W. R. King. He is married to Mary E. King. of Danville, Indiana and has has three children, a boy and two girls.
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