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William De F. Totten
William De Forest Totten was an attorney and wrote poetry dealing with the Northwest, and with lawyers and their work. Totten was a native of New York, served as a state legislator and prosecutor in Michigan and then moved to Seattle in 1904 where he was a United States Commissioner. Totten died, in Seattle, Washington, on July 12, 1932. [Source: "William De F. Totten," New York Times, July 13, 1932, p. 17]
Totten's poetry appeared with some frequency in Case and Comment (a law student oriented journal) during the period 1916-1918.
William D. Totten, In the Highlands of Our Dreams: Verse, Patriotic, Meditative, Miscellaneous (Seattle: Peters Publishing Co., 1918) [online text]