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A Blind Lawyer

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Among the law students who attract considerable attention is Cupr. J. W. McIntyre, of Ft. S30H, Ojlorado, who is tolally blind. He has entered the junior class, and intends to take the two years' course. He is a large, portly gentleman, and is the personificaron of good health. He stands about six feet high, and weighs about 2'25 ponnds. Mr. Mjlntyre is very reticent in regard to himself. He is a fine conversationalist, and takes a deep interest in the general cews of the dav. He is well in formed on national affairs, and is always ready to enter into conversation. From an interview with him we learn that he was bom in New Vork, bnt reared in the state of Pennsylvania. When young he w deprived the privilege of atte1. ding school, and learned to write his own name af ter he was past twenty years of age. At the comnjeneement of the war he en listed in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and has numerous ecars on his person to rtmind him of tbe niaoy battles he was in. At the close of thi war he commenced etudying, and graduated from a eommon school. Some time after the war he removed to Missouri, where for a tme he was engaged in teaching. In 1876 he moved to Ft. Scott, Colorado, where he was employed as a traveling salesmnn. About two years ago his eyesight began to fail him, the result of a wound cfrived in the army, an became tot Uy blind about six mcnth later. Mr. Mcln yre is a Maon, a Knight Temnlar, an ├╝dd Fellow, and a member of the G. A. R He has taken rooms at the residence of B. F. and W. W. Watts, and boards at Mr. Peterson's. He has secured an amanuengis in the person of his room-mate, Mr. Martin, of Minnesota, who has also entered the law department.


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Ann Arbor Register