A. W. Clyde, of the firm of Smith & Clyde, attorneys at law, was born in Otsego County, N.Y.; moved to Mitchell County, Ia., in 1855, and was proprietor of the Mitchell County News, for five years. He then moved to Logan, and engaged in the practice of the law. He was married at Madison, Wis., in 1877, to Bessie Johnson, and has one child, a son.