History of Whitley County, Indiana
General Books LLC, 2010 - 786 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...directed the untiring industry and energy of a lifetime. Shrewd, keen, ever on the lookout to detect the weak points in an adversary's position, his ready exposure of the weakness frequently gives force and influence favorable to his cause beyond the power of the severest logic or closest reasoning. Careful and judicious in the preparation of legal papers, painstaking and thorough in their presentation to the court, he leaves nothing undone in matters confided to his charge and frequently secures verdicts at the hands of juries by skillful and elaborate arguments, presented with power and great magnetic force. Another marked feature in his professional career is his faithfulness and untiring devotion to the interests of his client, no matter how trifling the amount or how uncertain the prospect of remuneration for his services, he works just as hard and with the same zeal as though the case involved large interests and abundant rewards. In addition to the position the Judge now holds and so faithfully fills he has at different times been chosen to other stations of honor and trust, having been elected superintendent of the Whitley county schools in 1880 for one term, and in 1889 was made mayor of Columbia City, filling both offices with credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of the public. In the latter year he was appointed judge of the district composed of the counties of Whitley and Kosciusko, and in 1890 was elected judge of the thirty-third judicial circuit, which position he has held by successive re-elections to the present time, his record since entering upon the discharge of his judicial functions, fully sustaining his erstwhile reputation as an able and brilliant lawyer and justifying the people in the wisdom of their choice. Judge Adair...
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