The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri - Gallatin City, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
Mr. Ewing began the study of law with R. W. P. Muse, of Zanesville, Ohio, in 1856, and was admitted to the bar in 1859 by the Supreme Court of Ohio; From 1846 to 1867 he was a successful farmer in that State, and during the last nine years of his residence there held the office of justice of the peace. In 1867 he removed with his wife and two sons to Daviess county, Missouri, and located in Gallatin, where he engaged for two years in mercantile pursuits. The same year he was also enrolled as a member of the Daviess county bar. In 1870 he was elected justice of the peace, and, with the exception of an intermission of two years, has held that position ever since. He has, also, most efficiently served as supervisor of the City of Gallatin for the past ten years, and as such has had charge of all the public improvements in said city.
Mr. Ewing is a man of commanding personal appearance, standing six feet high and weighing 215 pounds. He is, so far as education is concerned, a self-made man, having made himself what he is by hard study, perseverance and industry. He possesses more than average ability, and is a man of acknowledged good judgment and sound opinion. His intellect is bright and has that scope and capacity to grasp and understand the most difficult questions presented.
In politics Mr. Ewing has always been a staunch Democrat, of the most pronounced type. He takes an active and earnest part in upholding and defending the political tenets of his party, and is a close reader and keeps himself well informed upon the political as well as general topics of the day. He is a genial, sociable gentleman, and both he and his family are most highly esteemed by all who have the pleasure of knowing them.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri - Gallatin City, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies