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took the census of Chicago in 1850 entirely alone. He was at one time associated with George A. Meech, then with Mr. S. H. Hyatt and with Judge Tuley; afterward with Horatio L. Waite, now one of our most popular and efficient masters in chancery, and Ira W. Buell. Mr. Barker's last firm was Barker, Church & Shepard. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 38.)

LEWIS H. MITCHELL died May 4, 1902, at the Chicago Homeopathic Hospital. He was admitted to the Illinois bar October 2, 1875, and lived at 1655 Fulton Street, Chicago. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 38.)

JAMES A. MCKENZIE, an active and respected member of the Illinois State Bar Association, passed away in December last at Galesburg. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 38.)

JUDGE JOHN D. CRABTREE, of Dixon, died Thursday evening, May 22, 1902, at Ottawa, Illinois. He was elected Judge of the Circuit Court in 1888, and was Appellate Court Judge for nine years. Judge Crabtree was a veteran of the civil war. He had been a member of the Lee County bar for forty-five years. He was Probate Judge of Lee County for twenty years. He was an excellent citizen, an able lawyer and an incorruptible judge. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 38.)

CAPTAIN CHARLES A. Hill, Assistant Attorney-General during the administration of Governor Tanner and one of the best known practitioners of Northern Illinois, died May 28, 1902, aged sixty-eight years. He was a member of Congress from the Joliet District in 1888 to 1889. He served with distinction during the civil war. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 39.).

JUDGE ALFRED SAMPLE, a well known lawyer and exAppellate Court Judge of Illinois, died at Bloomington June 11, 1902, after an illness of a year. He was admitted to the Illinois bar December 16, 1870, and commenced to practice. In 1885 he was chosen Circuit Judge of the 11th District, and in 1891 was appointed to the Appellate bench.

(See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 40.)


JUDGE WILLIAM H. GREEN, of Cairo, Illinois, died June 6, 1902. He came to Illinois in 1847, studied law and was admitted to the Illinois bar November 15, 1850; served in both branches of the legislature from 1858 to 1864 and was leader on the Democratic side. Having served in the legislature, he was elected Circuit Judge. (See 7 Obit. Mem., p. 40.)

David T. LITTLER, former State Senator and one of the best known men of the State in a political way, died June 23, 1902, at his home in Springfield, Illinois. He was born in Xenia, Ohio, in 1836, came to Illinois in 1856, and was admitted to the Illinois bar December 5, 1860. In 1867 he entered into partnership with the late Henry S. Greene, and in 1868 the firm of Hay, Greene & Littler was organized which lasted until 1881. Mr. Littler was the recipient of many honors through the franchise of his fellow citizens. He represented Sangamon County in the House of the Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth, and in the Senate in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Assemblies. In 1885 he was appointed by President Cleveland a member of the Union Pacific Railroad Commission, and in 1891, under the administration of President Harrison, he was appointed a member of the commission to locate a Dry Dock and Navy Yard on the Gulf of Mexico. He served his party as delegate to the National Conventions in 1872, 1884 and 1888. For more than a generation Mr. Littler was a man of great influence and power in the politics of Illinois. (See 7 Obit. Mem., pp. 40 and 46.)

JUDGE MARK BANGS, one of the oldest of Chicago's eminent attorneys, a foremost man in the affairs of Illinois during the war, and at one time United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, died June 23, 1902, at the home of his son, Col. Fred A. Bangs, in Chicago. Judge Bangs was born at Hawley, Franklin County, Mass., January 9, 1822. He came to Illinois in 1850, and was admitted to the bar here June 6 of the same year and settled in Lacon, Marshall County. In 1858 he was elected to the Circuit

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Court Bench of Marshall and adjoining counties, where he served several terms. In 1873 he was appointed by Governor Beveridge to the Circuit Bench to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Judge Richmond. Judge Bangs was one of the principal organizers of the Union League. He was elected as president, and George H. Harlow as secretary. As presi dent, Judge Bangs issued passes through the Union lines which were respected. His most notable achievement as United States District Attorney was his vigorous prosecution and the breaking up of the famous Whiskey Ring. Judge Bangs resigned from the District Attorney's office in 1879, and formed a law partnership with the late Joseph Kirkland. This was dissolved in 1886, the firm becoming Bangs & Bangs, his son Fred A. Bangs being the junior member. In 1893 the firm became Bangs, Wood & Bangs. Judge Bangs led a beautiful life. He was dearly loved by all who knew him, and honored all the positions he ever filled. (See 7 Obit. Mem., pp. 42, 43, 44, 46.)

Your Necrologist has written sketches of some and gathered all that he has been able to of the sketches, addresses, resolutions and proceedings of bar associations and bar meetings in relation to the members of the Illinois bar who have died during the year ending June 30, 1902, all of which will be found in 7 Obituary Memoranda, commencing on page 1. Respectfully submitted, JAMES B. BRADWELL,


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