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THE

GREEN B A G

AN ENTERTAINING
MAGAZINE FOR LAWYERS

EDITED BY ARTHUR W. SPENCER

VOLUME XXV

COVERING THE YEAR 1913

THE RIVERDALE PRESS, PUBLISHERS

BROOKLINE, BOSTON, MASS.

COPYRIGHT, 1913
BY THE RIVERDALE PRESS

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PRINTED BY THE RIVERDALE PRESS

BROOKLINE, Mass.

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n eminent jurist of Wisconsin' once lawyer seems to "
said of a deceased

away," on the occasion of memorial services years have elapsed since he passed into by the bench and bar: “But yet a few the shades. And there is "little left" years, and we, his contemporaries, shall but the recollection of the faithful dishave passed away too. Then will be charge of the arduous duties of an exlittle left of Mr. - 's professional acting profession and the consciousness career, except vague traditions and of exceedingly able professional work doubtful anecdotes. So passes away the well performed. fame of a great lawyer. We see men of But there have been written into the inferior parts give to history names, reports of the Supreme Court of Wissuch as they are, while lawyers — their consin and of the United States, opinmoral and intellectual betters — are ions which reflect the great legal vision forgotten. That is not because the life of this master mind of the Wisconsin of a lawyer is less useful or honorable, bar. And it seems fitting that some but because the immediate subjects of account be made of the ken of Mr. Sloan's a lawyer's labors rarely enter into what intellectual powers. They were of a we call history. The heroes of history are high order of merit and were turned to not always, perhaps not often, the truly excellent account in the public interest great. The faithful discharge of the as it will presently appear. duties of a profession, often exercising Ithamar Conkey Sloan was born at the most sacred measure of human faith Morrisville, the county seat of Madison and the highest order of human ability, County, New York, May 9, 1822. He the confidence and admiration of con- had a common school education, read temporaries for these, are the only glory law, and taught school in Georgia during of a lawyer."

his student days. He was admitted to These observations are peculiarly ap- the bar in 1848, in New York, having plicable to the subject of this sketch. previously studied law in the office of For the fame of Mr. Sloan as a great Timothy Jenkins, a distinguished lawyer

residing at Oneida Castle. Mr. Sloan Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan of the Supreme Court.

was associated with for a as

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