CICERO BUCHANAN, Attorney at Law, was
born on a farm near Vevay, Switzerland
County, Ind., November 23, 1848, and is
the son of Col. Jacob S. and Julia A.
He received a collegiate
education, graduating from Eureka College,
at Eureka, Ill., in 1869. He then began
the study of law in the office of his father
in Evansville, and was admitted to practice
in 1871. In the following year he went to
Oregon, where he practiced his profession
one year, being associated with the firm
of Mitchell & Dolph, of Portland. The
senior member of this firm was the well-known
United States senator from Oregon.
Returning to Evansville, Mr. Buchanan
entered the practice again at this place,
where he has since remained. He is the
junior member of the firm of Buchanan &
Buchanan, whose extensive practice embraces
many important cases in the district,
state, and federal courts. His familiarity
with the law, and his abilities as a speaker,
have given him a prominent place among
the ablest members of the Evansville bar.
In politics he is a staunch republican and
by his brilliancy and effectiveness as a public
speaker, has largely contributed to the
success of that party for many years past.
Being selected as the republican candidate
for presidential elector for the first district of
Indiana, in 1888, he canvassed the district in
a most vigorous and telling manner. He
was pitted in joint discussion against one of
the ablest exponents of democratic doctrines -
Judge S. B. Vance - and in a masterly
way, with convincing logic and a happy
style of presentation, handled the abstruse
questions which formed the issues of the campaign.
Everywhere his power as an orator
and debater was recognized, and left a lasting
The spirit of progress is one
of his possessions. Every wise effort to advance
the public good finds in him an earnest
friend and supporter. He takes an
active interest in the work of temperance.
and the betterment of the moral condition of
the community. In the Masonic fraternity
he has attained exalted rank, being eminent
commander of LaValette commandery, K.T. He was married
September 2, 1874, to Miss Ann, daughter of Francis
Allen, a pioneer citizen of this city. To
this union two children have been born.