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Lawyers and Poetry

E.M. Mason


E.M. Mason "[r]ead law in the office of VanSyckel & Wells in 1888 and was admitted to the bar of Crawford county in 1889. Mr. Mason has a college education and is a natural student. He followed the vocation of teaching until late in life he took up the law. He . . . held the office of justice of the peace in the city of Girard and has taken an active part in politics. Now holds the office of deputy district clerk . . . . He is one of the best stump speakers in the county and is thoroughly familiar with the political history of the country." [History of the Bench and Bar of Crawford County, Tom & Carolyn Ward, KSGenWeb Project, attributed to A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Crawford County, Kansas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1905)] [Mason was, according to this report, "designated" the Crawford County Bar's poet.]