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The positive declination of Hon. K. E. Phinney, of Monroe, to accept the nomination tendered him by the republican iudical convention held in this city, last Kriday, necessitated the substitution of another name by the committee, and they unanimoasly agreed upon Otis A. Critchett, of Monroe. In sclecting this gentleman for the honorable position the committee has acted wisely. Mr. Critchett is one of the ablest and most studious of the younger lawyers in the district. He was born and reared in Monroe county, having first seen the light of day in London township, in 1839, being now 42 years of age. In 1862 he praduated froin the literary department of the l'niverMty of Michigan, and immcdiately thereafter entercd the law school, graduating frotu that department with the elass of 1864. Returning to Monroe he commenced the praclice of his profession, and two years thereafter was chosen prosecuting attorney for Monroe county, the duties of whicli office he executed with signal ability. So well was he liked that in 1872 he was chosen judge of probate by a majorily of 1,000! running, it will be seen, about 1,800 votes ahead of his ticket ! He declined a re-elcction when his term expired, and bas ever since devoted his time exclusivly to practice, forming a partnership with Hon. KdwinWillits, the present popular member of congress from this district. For a number of years he has been a member of the school board of Monroe city, and has a deep interest in all educational matters. The following re-pecting him ¦ taken from the columns of the Detroit Post and Tribune, and h not in the least overdrawn : Bc is a ciircful and aenrato student, and wnile miikiiii: study f hls profenslon the business of hls llfe, he has found hls most valuetl recreatlOD In the investigulion of thoue polltlcal ant soclological problems whlrli, tliongh lylH beyood the liinlts of tlie law iiropir, erve, n.-v. rtluNsn, to illustrate mauy óf Hn mort tanportutt brMdM t ¦ -mlm THir, i,.' is raaotata huiI determinad m rhmurter, qalok "I apprelienslon HClil ivk.Iv uní kooanUa ui bladna Imlntttoai Born hiiiI lirl hiiidiik ihf ix'opii' of t)i' .11'iul. he In ftilly In Bympolliy wil ii lbll oom moa, every dy llfe nd k. ¦ ¦,) tt Unir n-li). f call.ti to imiulsi.r Iheilu! lh liiijii for whlch he lin been Me wijl lo the bench a reputntloi tor li.iii.siy an.l lair deal ing tliat lias nare been iicsiioneltaMl h w-mHIi of li-gitl leiirnliiK and inrlfxiilr integrliy tliat wHIkinc fr.-l (o tut lmeof jmliolary of OQt latü


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