Creator

Date Original

1849-1855

Description

This collection contains a speech delivered by English to Wister Star Lodge Number 2 and hiscommission for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court signed by Governor Elias N. Conway.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elbert Hartwell English was born March 16, 1816, to James and Nancy McCracken English in Alabama.As a leader in the Grand Chapter Masonic Lodge, established April 28, 1851, Elbert was elected the firstGrand High Priest. He also served on the Board of Trustees for St. John's College.English served as the Arkansas Supreme Court's Reporter of Decisions, 1845-1854. He was elected as theChief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court December 21, 1854, and held the position until 1864 andthen again from 1874 until his death September 1, 1884. He is buried at Mount Holly Cemetery in LittleRock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Alabama

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.017

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Elbert H. English papers. SMC.007.017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Elbert H. English papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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