CLEARY is a native of Ireland, having been born there
in 1846. He came to the United States with his parents in
1859 and located in Virginia, remaining there until 1865
when they went to West Virginia for one year and then to
Kansas one year. From Kansas they went to Colorado, then
settled at Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1870, where Mr.
Cleary has since resided and conducted a hardware
business. He received his education in the West Virginia
Public schools and by attending night schools in Denver.
In 1874 Mr. Cleary was married to Miss Joana Donnahy of
New York and they have four children. He was a member of
Company A of the Fourteenth Virginia Cavalry and served
until the end of the Civil War and was under General Lee
in the Virginia campaigns during the latter part of the
War. Mr. Cleary is Mayor of Grand Island.
T. O. C.
HARRISON was born in New Burlington, Clinton County,
Ohio, May 23, 1849, where his father, a licensed
Methodist Episcopal minister, operated a furniture and
cabinet shop. He received his education in Ohio, having
attended the common schools and the National Normal
School at Lebanon and studied law in his uncle's office
at London, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and
in the same year located at Grand Island, where he has
since been engaged in active practice except while
serving on the bench. Mr. Harrison was County Judge of
Hall County for eight years and seven years Judge of the
Eleventh Judicial District, which position he resigned
upon his election as judge of the Supreme Court of
Nebraska. He is associated with the Republican party and
served one term as State Senator and one term as Judge of
the Supreme Court.
JOHN R. THOMPSON
was born in Lamertine, Carroll County, Ohio, August 4,
1850. His parents moved to Fayette County, Iowa in 1864,
where he grew to manhood and by perseverance and industry
in and out of school prepared himself for college and
attended the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, Iowa. He
then read law with Judge W. A. Hoyt of the McGregor
District until 1875, when he entered the State University
of Iowa, graduating with honors, from the Law Department
in the class of 1877. In 1878 he came to Grand Island,
Nebraska. Mr. Thompson is affiliated with the Independent
party and was Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District for
twelve years, during which time he never received an
adverse criticism on his rulings and decisions by the
press of any party. He was married to Miss Elizabeth
Pryse of Iowa City in 1880, who died eight years later.
He was again married to Miss Sarah A. Jones of Iowa City
in 1900 and has four daughters and one son.
W. H. THOMPSON
was born December 14, 1853, in Carroll County, Ohio. In
1864 he moved to Fayette County, Iowa. His father was a
blacksmith. Mr. Thompson was educated in common schools,
select schools and Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa,
and graduated from the Law Department of the Iowa State
University in 1877. He commenced practicing law in the
fall of 1877 at what is now Arlington, Iowa. In 1881 he
located and opened an office at Grand Island. He was
elected Attorney of Hall County in 1886. From 1896 to
1900 he was Mayor of Grand Island. In 1890 he was a
candidate for congress. In politics he is a democrat and
was a delegate at large to the National Convention in
1892, 1896, 1900 and 1904. He was the fusion candidate
for Governor of Nebraska in 1902. On September 27, 1879
he was married to Miss Nettie I. Hutchison and they have
two sons and one daughter. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of Grand Island College and has been since its
HENRY ALLAN was
born in Scotland, February 14, 1858. In 1880 he came to
Hall county, Nebraska and his trade is that of a
machinist. His parents were John and Margaret Allan. From
1888 until 1899 he held the position of Deputy Clerk of
the District Court, and from 1899 to the present time has
been Clerk of the District Court. He is affiliated with
the Republican party.
S. N. TAYLOR was
born at Sullivan, Illinois in 1861. In 1880 he removed to
Cincinnati, where he remained eighteen months. He served
in Troop S, United States Fourth Cavalry for five years.
In 1886 he came to Wood River, Nebraska and there engaged
in the harness business. He was City Marshal of Wood
River from 1892 to 1897, when he became Sheriff of Hall
County. He is a member of the Republican party.
DAN H. FISHBURN
was born in Belle Fonte, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1870.
He removed to Grand Island in 1882 with his parents,
where he has since resided. He received his education in
the Grand Island public schools, having graduated from