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    A. W. DeWEESE

    A. W. DeWEESE, a representative member of the Piqua bar, who has made this city his place of residence since 1899, was born in 1873, in Staunton Township, Miami County, Ohio.

    The DeWeese family is one of the oldest in Miami County, and the grandmother of A. W. DeWeese was the first white child born within its borders. His father, Henry G. DeWeese, was a substantial farmer in Spring Creek Township.

    A. W. DeWeese graduated first from the Spring Creek Graded School and then the Troy High School, after which he spent one year, with the Class of 1893, in the law department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, graduating in 1895 from the Cincinnati Law School. Mr. DeWeese then practiced for two years in partnership with Capt. Williams at Troy, and later conducted offices at both Troy and Piqua, in partnership with A. R. Byrkett, and after this association was dissolved Mr. DeWeese took the Piqua business and now practices in all the State and Federal courts. He is a man of versatile gifts and for three years was editor of the Buckeye. He has always been active in politics and served on the Board of Elections from April, 1903, until August, 1908. He was the candidate for the anti-saloon party in both the mayoralty and city solicitorship contests, and in spite of the strong element gathered against him was defeated by the small margin of eight and thirteen votes, respectively. He has always upheld law and order and has thus stood for everything best in civic life.

    On December 25, 1900, Mr. DeWeese was married to Miss Grace Doren, of Pekin, Illinois. They are members of St. James Episcopal Church. He is an Odd Fellow and for three years filled the office of exalted ruler in the Elks organization.

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