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Death Of Judge Douglass

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Parent Issue
Day
11
Month
March
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
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Judge Samuel T. Donglass died at hi8 home in Grosse Isle last Satnrday afternoon. He was a strong man and one of the leaders of the Michigan bar. He was born in Vermont in 1814 and carne to Detroit in 1837. He was admitted to the bar there and began tbe practice of law in Ann Albor early in 1838. After a few montha praotice here he retnrned to Detroit and had a luorative praotioe there until his death witb tbe exception of the time in whicn he acted aa .reporter of the snpreme court and as cironit jndge. He was a life long deinoorat and had been tbe nominee of his party for the supreme oonrt jndgeship. He married Elizabeth Campbell, a sister of the late .ludge Campbell íd 1856. They had tbree children, Mrs. Louis P. Hall, of this oity, Mrs. F. P. Anderson, of Grosse Isle, aDd Benjamin Douglass, a well establisbed civil engiceer. The fnneral services were held Tnesday. Henry W. Douglass and Dr. L. P. Hall, of tbis city, were aruong the antive pall bearers and Judge E. D. Kinne ainong the honorary bearers. Among the Ann Arbor citizaos who attended the funeral were Prof. and Mrs. Louis P. Hall, Prof. A. B. Presoott, Judge E. D. Kinne, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Campbell, W. VV. Donglass, Harry Donglass and the Misses Donglass. Jndge Donglass never songbt suecess at the bar by the arts and affectations of the mere advocate, but was invaiiably so exaot and paiustaking in nis preparations, and so bonorabls, pnre, and high-minded in his life and motives, that he was eaabled to pnt into tbe oanse in hand the most potential aotors in all advooaoy - a masterful grasp of bis oase, and tbe weight of an unsullied cbaraoter. He bad a remarkable evenness of temper, keenness of insight and jndgment and steady mental prose. He was present as an honored gnest at the bar banqnet priven in honor of es-Gov. Felch in this city.