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Lawyers and Poetry

John Thomas Lindsay

(1818- )
Illinois & Nebraska

Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
of the Nineteenth Century
587 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)


"LINDSAY, JOHN THOMAS, lawyer, author, poet, was born Jan. 8, 1818, in McConnellsburg, Pa." [Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century 587 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)]

"For forty-five years . . . [John Thomas Lindsay] practiced law in Peoria, Ill. During that time, in connection with R.G. Ingersoll, he built the west end of Peoria and Terre Haute railroad. He was appointed on the McClellan and Seymour tickets as presidential elector, and in the contest between Douglas and Lincoln was on the representtive ticket for Douglas. He went to Nebraska with his three sons and started a cattle and sheep ranch in Knox county, named the place Peoria. He is the author of three novels and numerous poems." [Poets and Poetry of Nebraska 77-79 (Chicago: American Publisher's Association, 1902)][online text][Lindsay was born in McConnelsburg, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1818.][We find no OCLC listing for library holdings of novels authored by John Thomas Lindsay.]