Description

Black and white sketch of John R. Eakin, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Lawyer-editor-judge

John R. Eakin

Judge Eakin was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee… Attended college at Jackson, Tenn… Graduated 1840 from the University of Nashville..Studied law at Yale… Practiced law for ten years… In 1857 he moved to Washington, Ark.

During the war between the states Judge Eakin edited the Washington Telegraph, the only Arkansas newspaper that did not suspend publication... In 1866 he was elected to the legislature... Member of constitutional convention of 1874... Elected state chancellor in 1874 and 1876... Elected to the supreme court bench in 1878... He died suddenly on Sept. 3, 1885, at Marshfield, Mo.. Where he was spending his summer vacation.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 22

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John R. Eakin, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, 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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