The junior member of the well known law firm of Hawley & Puckett is the gentleman whose name forms the caption of this sketch. He is still a young man, but has attained a position of distinction at the bar that many an older practitioner might well envy. He was born at Herndon Place, Ballard County, Kentucky, on the 8th of August 1869. His father, W. J. Puckett, was a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and became one of the prominent lawyers of Kentucky, where he practiced successfully for a number of years. He is now living retired in Denver, Colorado.
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In the public schools of his native town W. H. Puckett acquired his preliminary education, which was supplemented by a course in the Baptist College at Blandville, Kentucky. In 1885 he went to Denver, Colorado, and was graduated in the Denver Business College, in 1888. The same year he became a student in the Washington and Lee University, of Lexington, Virginia, where he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Law. The year 1891 witnessed his arrival in Idaho. He secured a position as stenographer in the law office of Hawley & Reever, at Blackfoot, and in 1892 came with them to Boise, where he has since made his home. He continued with the firm until its dissolution, when he joined the senior partner in the establishment of the present firm of Hawley & Puckett. They occupy a commanding position at the bar and enjoy a very liberal share of the legal business in the courts of this locality. Mr. Puckett is thoroughly devoted to his profession, prepares his cases with great thoroughness, is ready and apt in argument, and quick to note any point of attack in an opponent’s position.
In his social relations he is a Mason, a valued representative of Boise Lodge, No. 2, A. F. & A. M. He also belongs to Capital City Lodge, No. 310, B. P. O. E., in which he holds the office of esteemed loyal knight, and in politics he is a Democrat. He is regarded as a gentleman of high character and reliability, of laudable ambition and commendable enterprise in business, and a successful future undoubtedly awaits him.