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Edwin M.P. Brister
Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 340
Edwin M.P. Brister was born at Cadiz, Ohio on June 26, 1850. "At an early age Edwin learned the trade of printing, which he followed for fourteen years. At the age of seventeen he went into the printing business for himself, and three years later moved his office to Granville, where he worked his way through a two-years' preparatory and a four-years' classical course at Denison university, at the same time supporting himself and his mother. Graduating in 1877, he then studied law, and was admitted to the bar three years later. He has been a candidate for the office of probate judge . . . ."
[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 340 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)][Brister practiced law in Newark, Ohio and served as probate judge.]