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No attorney in Eastern Oregon stands higher in the ranks of the profession than does he whose name heads this sketch. Born in Lane county in 1861, he remained there until his 13th year, when he moved with his parents to this county near Malheur City, where he spent the next four years of his life. He then entered the State University at Eugene, graduating in 1887. Returning home, he was county school superintendent of Malheur county from June 1888 to July, 1890, during which time he studied law in the office of Hon. L. L. McArthur, and also took the course at the law School of the University of Oregon, graduating in 1890. Returning to Baker City, he began the practice of his profession here, and now enjoys a most lucrative practice. He is an active member of the Mason’s and Workmen. In 1890 he married Miss A. C. Chrisman of Lakeview, Oregon, and has one child, a girl, five years old.